EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


December 23, 2013

Letter: Thanks to firefighters for hosting seniors

To the editor:

It is with great appreciation I write this letter of thanks to the Salem Firefighters Relief Association. On Monday, Dec. 16, Salem’s seniors were once again treated to an incredible holiday feast by our local firefighters. Nearly 300 seniors attended the 27th anniversary of this fabulous event. We had to take reservations in two shifts to be able to accommodate all who wanted to attend!

The seniors were served an Italian luncheon of salad, home-cooked pasta, meatballs and dessert by the most delightful and happy “elves.” More than 30 firefighters, family members and friends volunteered their time and talents to make this wonderful day possible. They did all the shopping, prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning themselves.

With so many years of wonderful memories, the seniors look forward to this time of year with great anticipation. The firefighters have an intuitive knack of making the seniors feel so special.

On behalf of our seniors I want to extend our sincere and tremendous appreciation to the Salem Firefighters Relief Association for their enormous generosity in serving delicious fare, special treatment and great fun! It’s been the talk of the center with compliments and rave reviews abounding.

Special thanks also goes to Judith Morrison, who volunteered to play the piano and enhance the holiday party atmosphere.

Our best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Patricia M. Drelick


Salem Senior Services

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