Allegheny Grille Hosts Firemen’s Thank You Dinner

Buffet line at the Allegheny Grille, Foxburg, PA

As a way to say thank you for their dedication, hard work, training and attentiveness to the emergencies that arise, the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, with the cooperation of the community, patrons and staff, local firemen were treated to a buffet dinner on Monday, March 23, 2015. Victims of the fire in Emlenton on February 5th were invited as well. More than 110 firemen, and their wives, from Parker, Perry Twp., St. Petersburg and Emlenton, and the ACV Ambulance Service attended the buffet.
Everyone was welcomed to the event with Jeremy Borkowski, assistant manager, serving as MC.
Since the fire in Emlenton, patrons have donated money for a chance to win a basket of cheer, items from the Foxburg merchants, the Foxburg Inn, the Foxburg Winery, the Allegheny Grille, Divani Chocolate and Foxburg Pizza. All the money raised from this raffle, was donated to the victims of the fire and each received a nice check from the Allegheny Grille owners, Jim and Ann Marron; John “Dewey” and Tracy Irwin.
Fire victims recognized were Paul and Nancy Newbury, Amy Whitehill, Bonnie Marzik, Bill Ashbaugh and Steve Knight.
A second basket of cheer is now being raffled at the Grille, with all of the proceeds going to the local fire departments. Stop in and donate for a chance to win and help the local fire departments at the same time. The Grille is located at 40 Main Street in Foxburg, PA.
Nancy Newbury also spoke and gave a heart-felt thank you to the local firemen for all that they did for them on the night of the fire on February 5th.
The Allegheny Grille owners also wanted to recognize the donations from Sysco Foods, Curtze Food and Pepsi Co. for their help for the evening. Also several of the Grille’s staff volunteered their time to help with the meal.
The firemen were very appreciative of the meal and gratitude expressed by the Grille owners, and the community at large. The firemen spend many hours training, keeping the equipment clean and in working order, and preparing for the next emergency. Sometimes the demand on their time can be exhausting. Many commented that an event like this helps to energize their spirits and confirms their convictions to their community’s fire department.

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