Friday, March 14, 2008

Fire Fighters Union Saves the Day

Fayetteville is blessed with dedicated public employees, and the Fayetteville Fire Fighters of IAFF Local 2866 are among those who deserve our support and appreciation. Not only do they provide outstanding service for the public safety every day 24/7, they also give back much to our community in numerous ways, from the annual Pancake Breakfast during Autumnfest to their latest financial support for summer family activities.

Movies in the Park was a casualty of recent budget cuts, but it will continue on Friday nights this summer, thanks to a $2,500 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department from our local fire fighters union. Two drive-in movies will be shown at the Wilson Park swimming pool, and three will be in the Yvonne Richardson Center.

Jeremy Ashley, president of Local 2866 of the International Fire Fighters Association, said the movies are enjoyed by the firefighters and their families, and they wanted to do something to keep it going for everyone in our community. “Movies in the Park is one of those things that’s profamily. It’s free to everybody who wants to come watch a movie, and we thought it was important to continue those things.”

There is no better place to be this summer than your neighborhood park. Grab a picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy the show. Bring the family, and our local fire fighters union will bring the stars.

No comments:

Post a Comment