Goodwill honors members at awards dinner
CENTREVILLE — The annual dinner and installation of officers for 2017 was held by the Goodwill Fire Company in the firehouse in Centreville on Saturday, Jan. 7, with a large crowd in attendance.
Following dinner a number of awards were presented, and a video shown, prior to the installation of officers by Tim McCluskey, vice president of the Centreville Town Council.
Alex Bradley Jr. was named Firefighter of the Year; and the Chief’s Award went to two firemen: Jeremy Davis and Chris Tucker.
McCluskey saluted the service of the volunteers and handed a check of $45,000 to Treasurer Donald Dawkins from the town.
Among other awards presented included those to the 10 top responders to emergency calls during 2016. The top responder was Alex Bradley, who answered a total of 287 alarms during the year.
Other top responders were: J.D. Chatham, 107; Dave Baker, 140; Jim Brown, 141; Ken Bloodsworth, 142; Hunter Dashnaw, 152; Chris Tucker, 166; Jeremy Davis, 170; Jeff Kiel, 206; and Tyler Knapp, 259.
Company officers installed for 2017 were:
Raymond Aaron, president; Lester Downes III, vice president; Cliff Green, secretary; Gene Thomas, assistant secretary; Donald Dawkins, treasurer; John Cvach, assistant treasurer; Ken Bloodsworth, chief; Jeremy Davis, ambulance captain; and Wayne Bloodsworth, Eddie Burton, Jeff Kiel, Chris Tucker, Jim Brown, all directors.
Members of the Sudlersville Fire Company stood by in the engine room in case of any fire calls during the evening program.
A dance climaxed the evening affair.
Installation of 2017 Goodwill Fire Company officers was performed by Centreville Town Council Vice President Tim McCluskey, far left, following the annual dinner for the volunteer company in the firehouse on Jan. 7.
Centreville Town Council Vice President Tim McCluskey presents Goodwill Fire Company Donald Dawkins, treasurer, and Raymond Aaron, president, a check during the company’s annual dinner.
Ambulance Captain Jeremy Davis, right, presents a new company jacket to Alex Bradley, the top responder answering 287 alarms, and who was also named Firefighter of the Year.