Ambulance Company's 15th annual banquet
At Emmitsburg Ambulance Company's 15th
annual banquet earlier this month, dozens of
people were recognized for hard work and
generous contributions to the company.
Among those recognized at the Feb. 7 banquet at Mother Seton School were
volunteers Catherine Haines, Mary Lou Little, Jamie Eyler and Ashley Straw.
President Joseph Pelkey said the four were recognized for their outstanding
contributions to the company. Haines, Little, Eyler and Straw worked at
multiple fund-raising efforts during the year to raise a record-breaking
$135,000 for the ambulance company.
Pelkey said bingo was the biggest fund-raiser, but the group also worked on
flea markets, chicken barbecues, teen dances and raffles.
Humanitarian Awards were given to Loretta Sprankle and Darlene Share for
assisting members in need during the year; the Chief's Award went to Keith
Roland Haines was recognized as the Rookie of the Year. Haines is a new EMT
and was one of the top 10 responders for the year.
The EMS Provider award went to Jessica Frantz, a first-year EMT, for her
Loretta Sprankle, Jamie Eyler and Robert Dinterman were recognized as
Drivers of the Year.
The top responders recognized at the banquet were: Jamie Eyler, Joseph
Pelkey, John Compton, Ronald Cool Jr., Robert Dinterman, Jessica Frantz, Roland
Haines, Brian Koenig, Jeanette McGuire, Eric Stackhouse, Josh Wiles, Catherine
Haines and Ashley Straw.
The company also received a special check presentation from the bingo
committee for $116,619.20. The money represented proceeds from Monday and
Friday night bingo events and other all-day bingo and basket and bear bingo
games held throughout the year. Bingo chairperson Jamie Eyler presented the
check to Pelkey.
This year's officers were also installed. They are: Pelkey, president; Eyler,
vice president; Thomas Humerick, treasurer; Ashley Straw, assistant treasurer;
Catherine Haines, secretary; Mary Lou Little, assistant secretary; Jeanette
McGuire, chief; Eric Stackhouse, deputy chief; Keith Phillips, assistant chief;
Brian Koening, captain; Roland Haines, lieutenant; and Jamie Eyler, sergeant.
The 2004 board of directors are: Loretta Sprankle, Jessica Frantz, Roland
Haines and Edward Little. Liaison with the VFW is Robert Dinterman.