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Blackville Firemen Honoured at Appreciation Dinner

On Saturday, October 27, the village of Blackville hosted a Firemen Appreciation Night at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall.  More than sixty people were in attendance including 18 current firefighters and 8 retired firefighters.

Councillor Cindy Underhill was the master of ceremonies, along with special guests Southwest Miramichi Bay du Vin MLA Jake Stewart, Member of Parliament for Miramichi-Grand Lake Pat Finnigan, Mayor and Volunteer Firefighter Chris Hennessy, Councillor Cindy Ross, Acting Fire Marshall for the Province of New Brunswick Michael Lewis and President of the Miramichi Valley Firefighters Association and Rogersville Fire Chief Junior Pitre.

Four firemen were honoured for their years of service: Jonathan Brennan for 15 years of service, Bradley Brophy and Al Underhill for 20 years of service and Garth Underhill for 40 years of service. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the fire department.

Saint Raphael’s CWL prepared a hot turkey dinner and dessert.

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Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

5 Comments

  1. Avatar SG Laskey on October 30, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Grateful for their dedicated service and for the support of their families.

  2. Avatar Iris Underhill Colford on October 30, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations

  3. Avatar Sheila C MacDonald Vickers on October 30, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Congrats to the members of the Blackville Fire Dept.

  4. Avatar Don Warden on October 30, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Awesome. Congrats.

  5. Avatar cecilia brophy on October 30, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    congrats.remember well my Dad was one of the first and had the red phone behind the door in the kitchen to receive the calls.

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