Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 2021 VOLUME 38 NUMBER 1

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This year we had a record number of donations for our Share–A–Christmas program. Through your generosity 68 households were assisted.

Thank you to Jim and Kim Hammond, Holly Bunt, Western Reserve Racing, employees of the Conservancy for the CVNP, Bill and Nancy Clifton, Peninsula United Methodist Church, Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Dan, Janice, and Pam Schneider, for food, monetary donations, gift cards, and gifts. Thank you Mark and Cathy Anson for help with sorting and assembling boxes. Extra thanks to Captain Mike Packard and Lieutenant Craig Moledor for moving and sorting everything in the meeting room twice. Three people spent the bulk of a week sorting and moving food. Thanks to my husband, Tom, and Dan and Joanne Palicka. On the packing up end of this, thanks to Charlene Cooper, Paul and Michele Kaczmarski, Dan and Joanne Palicka, Jerry Ritch, Randy Bergdorf, Bill Clifton, and Tom Germain. Below you will see pictures of events as they happened as well as explanations as to the happenings.

The trustees, Randy Bergdorf, Bill Clifton, and I thank you all and wish you a happy and healthy 2021.
- Amy Anderson

On December 12, 2020 Valley Fire participated in a fill the squad event at Costco in Boston Heights. The pictures below represent some of the items in the squad and the township meeting room.

Thank you to the folks at Costco for allowing us to hold the event. Thank you to Captain Packard and Lieutenant Moledor for their organizational skills. Volunteering their time were Chief Charlie Riedel, Lieutenant Craig Moledor, Lieutenant Matt Levitt along with sons Connor and Collin, Joe McVey, and Jim Paulett. Jay Skolnik and Ryan Zapora helped while on Duty. In addition to the non-perishable items customers donated $567.00, $250.00 came from the Fire Association and the firefighters donated $500.00.



Sorting gifts and food from left, Jerry Ritch, Randy Bergdorf, Charlene Cooper, Bill Clifton, Tom Germain, Joanne and Dan Palicka, In front, Paul and Michele Kaczmarski.

Pictured below on the delivery side: Jim Paulett, Dave Morehouse, Ben Hellming, and Kevin Paulett.


Special thanks for assistance in delivering everything were Valley Fire members Lt. Nick Sebastian, Retired Assistant Chief Dave Morehouse along with his brother-in-law, Ben Hellming visiting from Georgia, Joe McVey, Jim Paulett, and his son Kevin, and John Gordon. Dennis Pongracz and Jeremy Milford from Peninsula Police Department also helped.