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Album Name: Hometown Heroes Return to Albums
Album Date: Sep 15, 2011
Description: Hometown Heroes is our club's response to 9/11: We invite all our local First Responders -- police, fire, EMT, communications, Coast Guard regulars and reserves, and Red Cross -- plus their families for an indoor picnic of burgers and dogs. The venue is the American Legion Hall and the feeling is tremendous.
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Daren is chair of Hometown Heroes and MC of the evening. We thank Maureen Smith and Ken Mason for their work at the Auction every year with checks to American Cancer and Maine Autism.  And we provide a check to Chris Hamilton of LifeFlight as well. Chief Bob Hasch poses with special award recipients Bridget Spofford, Christin Bailey and Chelsie Graves. Fire Chief Dickie Spofford, shown here with Chip, is credited for his leadership during the Washburn and Doughty fire, which brought 150 responders from all over Lincoln County to bring under control. Jim reminds the crowd of what's really important.
Debbie organizes dinner and Daren. Connie and Judy hawk raffle tickets. Henry has more options than time. Sue and Billy, cousins. Sparky the Fire Dog makes a great bouncy house for the kids.
The kids enjoy the bouncy houses -- donated for the evening by True North. Kim creates steam heat, while Bob kibbitzes. Finally, the burgers and dogs are ready. A true connoisseur, Doug examines the dogs. You have to eat your firsts before you come back for seconds, guys.
First responders and their families come out for the rain-or-shine picnic at the American Legion hall. Rotarians know that the best potato salad is Kim's potato salad. The Coast Guard turns out in force, always ready. Cy explains it all to Tony. Bob enjoys the scene.