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25th Annual Citizen of the Year Celebration

November 1, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poultney Fire Department

“Poultney Fire Department Is To Be Presented the Chamber’s 2014 Poultney Citizen of the Year Award, a 25th anniversary year citizen volunteer award – –

Poultney Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join with them in honoring Poultney Fire Department, all present and past members, in celebration of their 125th anniversary year at reception to be held November 1st, by Janice B. Edwards, Freelance Writer

Poultney Volunteer Fire Department, a 125-year old department of Poultney citizen volunteers, has been selected to receive the 2014 Poultney Citizen of the Year Award.

The public is cordially invited to join the Chamber in honoring Poultney Fire Department’s, past and current volunteers at a reception to be held on Saturday, November 1st from 4:00 to 6:00 p.min the firehouse of Poultney Volunteer Fire Department, 263 Beaman Street, Poultney, Vermont.  Light hors d’Oeurves and celebration cake will be served.  The reception will be co-hosted with the Chamber by the Town of Poultney.  All are welcome.

Each year for the past 125 years, the volunteer members can be counted on to respond to a number of incidents that require a quick and safe response to protect life and property.  Last year alone, the Department responded to 164 service calls ranging from structure fires to motor vehicle accidents to mutual aid calls. The now retired Fire Chief, Tim Kerber, served as the Co-Director for Emergency Management for the Town as will the current Acting Fire Chief Medrick Petty, III. 2nd Ass’t Chief Aaron Kerber is there to assist. Under retired Chief Kerber’s command in 2014, the Department immediately responded to the devastation in the Poultney community caused by the extreme storm on July 3rd.

The Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, presented annually since 1990 by the Poultney Chamber, honors a resident citizen who has made major contributions to the betterment of Poultney; has distinguished herself or himself through outstanding service to the community and typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideals of Poultney citizenship – – a real “unsung hero” of Poultney.  The Citizen of the Year will be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 July 4th parade in Poultney.

Twenty-four years of citizen awards have been presented to thirty-two Poultney citizens.

Poultney Chamber looks forward to the community joining with them on November 1st for this 25th annual celebration; this year honoring Poultney Fire Department, 125 years of many Poultney citizen volunteers caring for the Poultney community.

For more information about Poultney Chamber of Commerce or the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award, contact Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce (802-287-2010); poultneyvt@yahoo.com.  The Chamber office is located in the Stonebridge building which is located on Beaman Street (Route 30) near the intersection of Beaman, Grove, Main and East Main Streets.


November 1, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Poultney Chamber of Commerce


Poultney Fire Station
288 Beaman St
Poultney, VT 05764 United States
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(802) 287-9360