Chelan County Fire District 9 at Lake Wenatchee held its annual recognition banquet on February 20th at Featherwinds Lodge on River Road. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a check by CCFD9 Auxiliary president Jimi Wilson to Mike Stanford, Vice Present of the Firefighters Association, in the amount of $18,200. The Auxiliary had also this year purchased and donated to the fire District a utility trailer for $1,800. The funds were raised by the Auxiliary-sponsored Labor Day garage sale and annual Christmas pancake breakfast and bazaar. The donated funds will be used to purchase equipment for rescue equipment, to equip newly purchased fire trucks and provide training and safety materials for firefighters.
The banquet acknowledged the service of all auxiliary members and firefighters and saluted the many years of service of recently retired Fire Chief Rod Fountain and Lt. Cliff Barnhill.