Panel do­nates money to fire com­pany

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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.

PHOTO BY NEVIN ST­EFFY

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.

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