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I had such a busy weekend, but I want to let you know I did go see a physic. She told me there is someone here in a brown bath robe, and I said that’s Father Bill. She said yes, he is smiling and is thankful for your friendship and loyalty; he hears all the prayers, misses everyone and watches over you all. Tommy, my mom, dad, aunt, brother-in-law all came through. It was a great reading.
The Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps is celebrating its 50th year:
“We are still here. Our numbers are few—total membership is around 15, true active members 6 to 9, depending on time of year and day. We are dispatched to an average of 180 to 200 calls a year. We are able to get out with a full crew about 70% of the time. We do the best we can. We have a great group. We are a standalone organization. We are not part of the fire company. We rent space from them in the firehouse. We don’t get any tax money. We get our funding solely through donations and the billing we do for our services. Those moneys go to the daily operations, housing and other expenses incurred providing a service to our residents. Our members are strictly volunteers. We have a meeting once a month, the third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the firehouse. Residents are free to stop by and ask us questions. Also, on Saturday mornings around 10 to 10:30 a.m., we have weekly drills. We recently kicked off a fundraising campaign to raise funds for an ambulance to replace our current one that is 20 years old. Since we only have one ambulance, it being out of service for maintenance effects our abilities to serve our community. We will be erecting a thermometer at our park, so the community can monitor our progress. There will be more information about our fundraising as our plans are more set in place. One thing we are always looking for—the lifeblood of any organizations—is members. Without members, we can’t serve the public. Just one new member makes a difference. One year, just one new member was the difference of getting the ambulance out from 35 times to almost a 100. At the corps, we have a simple motto: “Make a difference.”
Saturday, August 10, is the Narrowsburg Central School 30th class reunion for the class of 1989. This great event will be held at the Narrowsburg Inn. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. Contact John Gund at 570/470-4397.
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