More do­na­tions for Bur­geo fire truck fund

Lo­cal groups sup­port­ing fundrais­ers

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - NEWS - BY NORM STRICK­LAND

The Bur­geo Fire De­part­ment has a plan to re­place their old fire truck, a 1991 GMC ve­hi­cle that’s seen bet­ter days. It has a leaky tank and other de­fects.

Work­ing with lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions, the fire de­part­ment has been rais­ing funds for a re­place­ment truck.

Dur­ing the Chase the Ace Fundraiser last week, the fire de­part­ment re­ceived a pleas­ant sur­prise, in the form of a $2,500 do­na­tion from the Bur­geo Lioness club.

Just a week be­fore Bur­geo Lions club pres­i­dent Calvin Du­maresque pre­sented Fire Chief Glenn Hann with a $1,000 do­na­tion for the new truck.

Hann noted that Sco­tia­bank and lo­cal mu­si­cians have also helped the fundrais­ers, with the mu­si­cians per­form­ing on pub nights.

NORM STRICK­LAND/SPE­CIAL TO TC ME­DIA

Pic­tured (from left) Lioness Rita Green, Anne Brayon pre­sented Fire Chief Glenn Hann with a do­na­tion of $2,500 towards the new fire truck for the Bur­geo Fire De­part­ment.

NORM STRICK­LAND/SPE­CIAL TO TC ME­DIA

The old Bur­geo fire truck — a 1991 GMC model with its leaks and de­fects — served Bur­geo well, but is in need of a re­place­ment.

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