First Posted: 1/6/2013
The Hughestown Borough fire department announced that it has begun its Inaugural Fire Truck Fund Drive.
This drive replaces the former fire department fund drive that borough residents received in the past.
The purpose for this truck drive is so residents know exactly what their donations are going to be used for by the department.
All donations collected in this drive will be used to pay for the new 2012 American LaFrance Custom Rescue Pumper.
Each year, the department works tirelessly to raise the funds needed to sustain the department.
The support of the Good Friday Fish Dinner, Pigapalooza, and recent Santa Breakfast go a long way towards helping the firefighters make ends meet.
However, these funds are utilized to pay for the utilities and other daily expenses required to provide fast and efficient emergency services.
The hose company is requesting that each residence contribute at least $25 towards the cost of the new rescue pumper.
A donation letter was recently sent to each residence and business.
Residents and businesses are reminded that the 2013 Ambulance Subscription Drive is scheduled to begin in the spring.
The ambulance drive is a separate donation drive which serves to reduce the costs associated with the operation of the borough's ambulance service.
As a reminder, if you are a resident, you do not need to donate to any other ambulance service that is outside of the borough.