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July 2003
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4th of July Festivities

BITA - BIBCO Reach an Agreement

Environmentally Sensitive Areas Ordinance on the Agenda

Vanishing Sturgeon

PABI's 1st Annual Goofy Golf Tournament

Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive

Tara runs like the Wind

News from Beaver Island Hospice & Helping Hands

On This Date

Rutan Experimentals Fly-In at the Township Airport

Annual Firemen’s Picnic

Barry Pischner's New CD: Sailing On

The Island Welcomes New Sheriff Jim Campbell

The Bike Path: an Unqualified Success

Museum Week 2003 Schedule; Museums hold Open House

Some interesting occurrences at Meetings

A Solstice Celebration: The Second Annual High Tea

Whiskey Point Restoration; Rectory Auction

Camp Quality does Beaver Island

Charlevoix County Commission Meetings

Celebrating Flag Day

Charlie's Model A: on the way to the Shop

One Hundred Years Ago

The “Seven Sisters” Opens

BIRHC Board has Opening

Sunset Cruises available Once Again

Bob Hannon: 1950-2003

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Annual Firemen’s Picnic

On the hottest day of the year, coincidentally, June 22nd, the Beaver Island Fire Department held a Squirt-down also known as the 3rd annual Firemen’s Picnic. Five sizzling grills were going constantly as over 200 people made their way to the Bud McDonough Memorial ball field to take part in such events as a volleyball game played with water balloons. No one tried too hard to stay dry.

Over eighteen hundred dollars was taken in to raise money for a worthwhile cause. This, together with the New Year’s Eve party, the Celebrity Roasts, the funds from the Resale Shop, and the sporadically held Fireman’s Ball, have contributed to a savings account now holding over twenty thousand dollars–and that’s after they just wrote a thirteen thousand dollar check for a Thermal Imager to locate hot spots in a building, and the presence of people. But that’s not enough to purchase the next item on their wish list–a new fire truck to replace the 35-year-old rig that overheated and began to send up smoke signals from pumping so much water into the air on such a wonderful, if hot, day.

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