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66th Annual Installation of Officers
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December 12, 2015

On Saturday, December 12th, 2015, the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad held its 66th Annual Installation of Officers. It was held at the Ridge Knights of Columbus Hall, with a delicious meal catered by the Knights of Columbus Belles. Many awards and milestones were reached, including Assistant Chief Debbie Drury receiving her life membership.

This year’s line-up is as follows:

President – David Morris
Vice President – Mandy Purdy
Secretary – Marie Carroll
Treasurer – Christy Bright
Board Member – Paul Sullivan
Board Member – Rebecca Ickes
Board Member – Christina Gillespie
Board Member – Frances Ann Cullison
Board Member – Eddie Boswell

Chief 49 – Christy Ridgell
Chief 49A – Debbie Drury
Lieutenant 49A – David Morris
Lieutenant 49B – Mandy Purdy
Lieutenant 49C – Christina Gillespie
Lieutenant 49D – Dylan Lowmiller
Lieutenant 49E - Alex Ketner
Chief Engineer – Paul Sullivan
Engineer – Sam Sayers
Engineer – Chris Ickes

Auxiliary Chairperson – J.D. Biscoe
Auxiliary Co-Chairperson – Brenda Ridgell
Auxiliary Secretary – Carol Lowmiller
Auxiliary Treasurer – Marsha Evans

The following members were also recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year:

President’s Award – Debbie Drury
Chief’s Award – Mandy Purdy
Rookie of the Year Award – David Lowe
Joey Titus Memorial Leadership Award – Mandy Purdy
Squad Member of the Year – Alex Ketner
Auxiliary Member of the Year – Linda Gibbs
Length of Service Award – 10 Years – Brian Evans
Length of Service Award - 15 Years - Debbie Drury (Life Membership)
Length of Service Award – 20 Years – Jessica Snyder
Length of Service Award - 25 Years - Paul Sullivan

The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary provided a check to the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad in the amount of $22,000.00 this year! Since our Auxiliary was established 4 years ago, they have provided our Rescue Squad with more than $70,000.00! Thank you!

Special thanks to Fr. Peter Giovanoni of St. Michael’s Parish for providing the invocation and benediction, Social Hangover (Tracey Allen and Michael Burrell) for providing LIVE music, Ron Bailey for providing exceptional photography for the evening, Paula Cooper for bartending, Mr. Rocky Woodburn for being an excellent master of ceremonies and the KC Belles for an excellent dinner. We'd also like to thank the crew from Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad for filling in while we enjoyed a night for "us."

All photos courtesy of Ron Bailey.


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