Editor, The News:

Eight hundred chicken dinners and one hundred and fifty cars later, the Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc., Division of Fire and Division of Emergency Medical Services (Newcomerstown Fire Department) would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported our recent chicken barbecue and car show, held Saturday, July 4, at the David Barber Civic Center and made it a huge success, and would also like to thank all the individuals and businesses who made this event possible.

Special thanks to Wayne and Mary Ann Schworm for organizing our car show and showing so much enthusiasm for our organization.

Thank you to the Valley View Baptist Church for allowing us to use your grounds for parking; Baker’s IGA for ordering our food and baking our bread and delicious doughnuts; Cy Young Lanes for making our fantastic macaroni salad; the Newcomerstown News for all the wonderful advertisement; and also to all the local businesses which faithfully supported our organization and  volunteers. We are so fortunate to have so many friends. These businesses allow, without question, the volunteers to come in late for work or leave work to respond to emergencies.

Additionally, we would like to recognize our volunteers for their dedication and continued support of our organization. Not only do these members respond to emergency calls day and night, but also unselfishly give their time for our many fund raisers and required weekly training sessions.

We are once again sorry to those of you that we had to turn away when we ran out of chicken dinners and all the other food we had made. We even made extra this year! We so much appreciate all of you that make our event so successful!

Thanks to the residents of Newcomerstown and surrounding areas for your continued support of our organization and volunteers. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Finally, thank you to all local volunteers for a job well done. All volunteers, no matter what organization, provide extraordinary  service that makes our community unique.

Please make plans for next year’s chicken barbecue and car show, already scheduled for Saturday, July 3, at the David Barber Civic Center. We hope to see you there.

Board of Directors

Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc.