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A time for thanks: Green Light Report from LPVAS

November 30, 2018
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

At Thanksgiving time, Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service would like to express appreciation to the community for its support in 2018 and for over 40 YEARS!

First, we appreciate the quality service of our volunteer and paid staff who have responded to more than 1,000 calls already this year. Again, we will be over 1,000 calls. LPVAS appreciates the financial donations from individuals and businesses to our Annual Fund, Ice Out Benefit and supporting our annual Christmas tree sale held at 388 Mill Pond Drive. We would also like to acknowledge Sen. Betty Little, memorial donations, the Kingsley Foundation, the town of North Elba and especially the Uihlein Foundation.

Acknowledgement of gifts in kind go to LPVAS Medical Director Dr. Michael Pond, Doug Hoffman and staff, John Huntlinger, the Lake Placid police, fire, highway, electric and water departments, North Elba Highway Department, our faithful Ice Meisters, families who choose LPVAS for memorial gifts, and mutual aid support from the Saranac Lake, Keene and Wilmington ambulance squads.

Each year we continue with skills nights, refresher courses and training to keep our members current with EMS procedures. We provide stand-bys at the Lake Placid Horse Shows, Olympic Regional Development Authority World Cup events, Ironman, marathons, fire department activities, service groups' functions, Lake Placid schools' events, and we participate in the village parades. New members who wish to serve their community are most welcome.

Congratulations go to two members passing their EMT-Basic exam: Katie Johnson and Don Dunworth.

Another congratulations to the crew that recently was honored by the village with a Phoenix Award.

We wish to recognize Reginald Clark and Jack Vitvitsky, who made their last call in 2018.

Demolition of the old garage is now done. A new facing for the north side of the building is planned, along with renovation of the remaining part of the old garage.

We invite you to check out the quality Christmas trees and wreaths the Downs family tree farm provides us for sale between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

All our benefits for this year's Christmas tree sale, Annual Fund and Ice Out Benefit will go toward funding of a new first-response car ("fly car"), replacing the 11-year-old one.

Please remember to put numbers by your homes and places of business so that we can find you easily.

With thanks, and here's to a safe winter ahead,

Judy Shea for LPVAS

Lake Placid



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