To the Editor:
For the past 77 years the Norwood Volunteer Fire Department has hosted to a field day event on July 4. A big draw card has been the fireworks display at the end of the day. Norwood is known for one of the best displays in St. Lawrence County.
This display comes with a price. This year’s display cost $5,500.00 for our show. A $2 entrance fee to the park doesn’t begin to pay or cover this cost. Hundreds of spectators line the streets of Norwood and fill the Village Parks to enjoy the show.
This year the Fire Department turned to our local merchants for help. Thirty-five businesses and organizations were asked for their help and fortunately for us, fourteen responded. Perry’s Big M started us off with a most generous $1000 contribution. This was followed by other generous donations and in total; $2,725.00 was donated to offset our cost.
We would really like to thank these merchants and organizations for their support: American Legion Post 68, Gandy Dancers Rest, Jeremiah’s Tavern, Potsdam SeaComm, Buck Funeral Home, Drew Insurance Agency, Norwood Community Bank, Barrett Paving Materials, Watson Electric, Sassone Law Office, Norwood Lake Association, Perry’s Big M, Pete LaPage, and Webster’s Retail Meats. Your contributions of your hard earned money are most appreciated and allow us the opportunity to continue to serve our community as well.
Tim Donahue, Treasurer, Norwood Fire Department