100th Annual Turkey Dinner Supports Beach Havens Volunteer Fire Co.
As always, the town and the wider community showed up to support the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. during its 100th annual Turkey Dinner at the firehouse this past Saturday. Department members were kept busy serving up more than 1,900 hot meals nonstop for both eat-in and takeout orders, which included the traditional fixings from turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy to string beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert.
“Our volunteer fire company is wonderful; it saved my house,” Beach Haven Mayor Nancy Taggart Davis stated during the town council’s regular meeting last week. “And we definitely would have much higher taxes without it.”
“They play a major role in our community,” added Councilman Don Kakstis. “If it was a paid fire company, you’d be talking about a $2 million to $3 million bill. Having a volunteer fire company is a great asset, and these people need to be recognized and helped.”
Proceeds from the annual dinner help fund the department’s equipment and operating expenses. For those unable to attend the fundraiser, Taggart Davis suggested sending in a monetary donation. —K.A.E.