Hillsborough,NH FD 1925 Maxim Resto
Kenny, I am not sure if even that would help at this point. I am totally amazed at the lack of response from the public for this special event. I am going to pull a "TRUMP" card here and tell it like it is.....Given that a few members of the Hillsboro Fire Dept. are contributing hours upon hours of time to the cause, I am left wondering where the other HFD folks are(?) with this fund raising. Two or three of the contributors are names I recognize as part of the that latter group. However, if every missing member gave something, that 1500.00 would be on the horizon real quick without the haircut. Perhaps times have not changed much from the early 70's(when the annual Fireman's Weekend first took hold) whereas out of 44 +/- HFD members, one could count the folks who came forth in times of need, on two hands. Okay so maybe ya needed to add in a couple of toes too. If you can't give more then a dollar or two, and feel embarrassed, do the deed anonymously . So how about it Ladies and Gentlemen of the Hose, Ladder and Rescue Companies, prove me wrong!!! I honestly think if a certain community benefactor was still with us, the entire amount would be on hand even as I write this. Won't mention any names but will add that he sure was a lover of ANTIQUES. If I have offended anyone, no apologies will be forth coming, you are going to have to live with it.
My family has a 1918 American LaFrance Fire Engine in our family barn in similar condition to this one. As a little girl my father would take it to Old Homes Day. I was 10 when he died and it's been sitting ever since. I only recently learned of your campaign, I hope I'm not too late. I love that you are restoring this old treasure!
Hey everyone, we have a new donation today. Hooray and thank you Al for the help. To one and all, lets make this happen. If everyone who has shared, would give a little, the goal would be met in quick time.