Panel donates money to fire company
MILLINGTON — The Millington Restoration Committee donated $2,265 to the Community Volunteer Fire Company of Millington Aug. 30 in a ceremony at the fire hall.
According to a news release, the donation recognized the valuable service the fire company provides the town of Millington and surrounding area. Attending the ceremonial check presentation were Wayne Starkey, fire company president; Richard McIntyre, fire company chief; and restoration committee members Maryland Massey and Kevin Hemstock.
The restoration committee was established to raise funds to save the Willie Gale Building, a former telephone interchange building, town hall and sheriff’s office substation at 403 Back St. and one of the few remaining structures owned by the town demonstrative of its history. The money was raised from donations and vending fees from the Millington farmers market.
Unfortunately, the committee was unable to raise enough money before the building became unsalvageable.
Members of the town council voted 3-1, at their regular meeting May 10 to raze the building. Subsequently, the members of the Millington Restoration Committee, including Hemstock, Massey and Shelly Holland, voted unanimously to donate the remaining funds to the fire company.
The Willie Gale Building was demolished by the town July 20.
The Millington Restoration Committee donates $2,265 to the Community Volunteer Fire Company of Millington on Tuesday, Aug. 30. From left are Richard McIntyre, fire company chief; Kevin Hemstock, of the restoration committee; Wayne Starkey, fire company president; and Maryland Massey, restoration committee member.