Merger Strengthens Fire Company

Feb_2014_newsletter_PRINT-026In a positive development, the Ladies Auxiliary has joined hands with the Hand-in-Hand firefighters to work together as one organization. They have merged their Auxiliary into the Fire Company and are refocusing their energy and resources. The combined efforts of this larger group will help the Fire Company stay strong and the future of fire protection in our Bird-in-Hand community looks bright.

For 48 years the ladies, along with the assistance of the firefighters, have served delicious ham dinners twice a year. After an extended evaluation, no ham dinners are scheduled in 2014. Fundraising dinners that continue are the chicken barbecues and pot pie dinner as well as food served at the Carriage Auction and Half Marathon weekend.

“We ladies now attend the monthly fire meetings and help with the fundraisers as much as we can. We are glad to work with the Fire Company, especially in the areas of food service at the Half Marathon, Carriage Auction, and dinners.” -Ethel Miller