Danielle Mortimer and Bill Ronayne point out the designation of our Rotary Club in the Lieutenant Category ($10,000 - $24,999 donations) onFame Fire Company #3 of West Chester’s donor recognition board at the community-wide reception on Saturday. The Willing Hearts Campaign Donor Contributions Recognition Board was part of our Rotary Club’s donation to Fame. Bill, a longtime fireman, and active Rotarian in our club, co-chaired the $2.5 million capital campaign of the 183-year-old company, and emceed the community ceremony, and reception that attracted over 100 supporters and community leaders!
The event marked the ending of the final phase of renovations and enhancements at the fire company. This last phase enables the housing of three major pieces of apparatus, Engine 53, Rescue 53 and Ladder 53. The housing of the equipment Saturday featured the traditional “push-in” ceremony, where members of other area fire companies pushed the equipment into the building by hand. Bill also announced the formation of a new group, Friends of the Fame, to help retire a $500,000 loan, and provide financial support in the future.  Our thanks to Danielle for arranging this photo for us.