The station's chief,
"You do see a decline, I've only got 17 members now," Gillespie said. "We do all we can do."
"We give a donation to the firemen about every other month," said
Tennant said the auxiliary has been holding the sales regularly since 1975 when the building was finished. She said that volunteers help to support the
"If it wasn't for volunteers, we couldn't do it now," Tennant said. "And they're all so helpful and they're all so nice."
According to Gillespie, the fire department has a number of bills it needs to keep up with, and many are due each month. The work the
"Insurance is the biggest," Gillespie said. "The insurance on this building, the worker's comp; I make a
People started spilling into the fire hall at
"We lost our best friend and our best worker and cook," Tennant said. "She was fantastic in everything; she was our salads person, she always made the salads."
Tennant said that the number of volunteers for the Ladies Auxilliary has been decreasing in recent years as well, and Moore's passing added to that decline. Gillespie, too, said he would like to see the void filled with younger individuals, to ensure the continuation of the town and the department.
"We need younger people," Gillespie said. "I'm fortunate, I've got some young members at our meetings."
Despite the hardships seen throughout the years, Tennant said she and the other volunteers still enjoy their time with the department, even after several decades of work. Seeing the number of people who come out to every pizza sale helps to inspire their cause, and Tennant said she is looking forward to continuing this work for the
"I love my work, if I didn't I wouldn't be doing this," Tennant said. "Everybody is happy and has a good time when we're working here."
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