To the friends of the Windham Volunteer Fire Company

Dear Editor,

This year has brought some very unexpected changes to our daily lives. All of us have felt the impact of COVID-19. Here in Vermont, we are fortunate that the virus has not affected us as gravely as our neighboring states, but we must take precautions nonetheless.

I am sorry to report that the Fire Company has voted to cancel our annual auction, barbecue, and pie auction. This is by far our biggest fundraising event of the year, but we felt that we must err on the side of caution in deference to people’s safety and in the interest of public health.

I want to reassure you that we are still here and responding to emergency calls. This has not changed, and our volunteers are as committed as ever.

We would appreciate any donations you are able to give to support the Fire Company. We plan on continuing with the 50/50 raffle; we normally sell between 500-700 of these every year. You may contact Jan Wyman at 802-875-3373 or Marcia Clinton at 802-875-3531 to acquire the raffle tickets. The raffle will take place on Facebook Aug. 8, the day we normally would have had the auction.

Thank you for your continued support. I believe that the Fire Company is an integral part of our community, and we wouldn’t be able to survive if it weren’t for the generosity of our friends and neighbors.

Stay safe.

Cordially,

Mike McLaine, president

Windham Volunteer Fire Co.

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