---- — LAWRENCE – More than 30 retired Lawrence firefighters with over 600 years of combined service, gathered last week for the annual "Spring Thaw" dinner sponsored by the Mutual Relief Association.
The group included two former chiefs, Peter Takvorian and Richard Shafer.
Also in attendance were retired fire Capt. Will Diodati, 88, retired Lt. John Gilhooly, 80, and retired firefighter Tom Conlon, 92.
The dinner was held at the Relief's In.