Ashland Firefighters fork up good cheer

  • Source: Ashland Tidings
  • Published: 11/26/2019 08:32 PM

For the 11th year in a row, firefighters baked yummy turkey, ham, green beans, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, and served it to seniors in Ashland, along with generous dollops of gratitude and community-building holiday cheer. It’s a much-anticipated fest at the Ashland Senior Center — and Monday evening it drew a record 80 people, some of whom, like 91-year old Dorothy Parsons, have made it to all 11 turkey feasts. “I like the food, especially the potatoes and gravy, but the best part is seeing a lot of people I’ve known in our community for many years,” says Parsons, who started volunteering at the Senior Center 21 years ago. Ashland Fire & Rescue workers and their spouses and children take the event very seriously, as seniors provide much support to the department, says Brent Knutson, president of the firefighters union.


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