Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club's First Responders Dinner a Success!
With Rotarians Andy Lawn and Sheila Bergeron leading the way, the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club hosted what is planned to be an annual event to recognize and appreciate police, fire, and EMS personnel from the towns of Jaffrey and Rindge.  This year's event, hosted at the VFW, was attended by several dozen first responders and their families.
Monadnock Blend Entertains an Appreciative Audience
The Monadnock Blend demonstrated a wide repertoire of music at the First Responders Dinner.  That one gentleman not wearing a blue shirt is our own Bernie Hampsey (third from right), who was invited by the Monadnock Blend men's chorus to join them in one of the many songs that this talented group performed for an appreciative audience.  That's Rotarian Bill Raymond (fourth from left) who lends his bass voice to his male colleagues.  
First Responders Served by Franklin Pierce Football Team
First Responders from Rindge are served by football players from the Franklin Pierce team, who, as part of their community service efforts, were key to the dinner's success, doing everything from serving beverages to staffing the serving line.  The Conant High School Interact Club also played a huge part towards the success of the recognition dinner. 
Franklin Pierce Football Team Was A Great Help
The Franklin Pierce University Football Team, coached by Rotarian Russ Gaskamp, provided a lot of help to ensure the success of the First Responders Dinner.  With several players staffing the serving line, once everyone was fed, it was time for the team to sit down for a good meal.
A Good Time Was Had by All!
The caption says it all.  Marcie and Joe Manning, Bill Driscoll, and Bernie Hampsey enjoy a good laugh.  Meanwhile, Andy Lawn, whose idea it was in the first place for the Rotary to host the First Responders Dinner, and Sam LaFortune, discuss "next steps" for next year's planned event.
Candid Picture, Yes?
Mike and Kendra Shea, along with Ben Wheeler, were among nearly two dozen Rotarians and spouses who were present at the First Responders Dinner to thank our two towns' police, fire, and EMS personnel.