New London Elks to honor local firefighters Sunday

New London — The New London Lodge of Elks is hosting its annual Firefighters Day on Sunday and will give out regional firefighter and paramedic of the year awards.

Those being honored are New London firefighter Joseph Hancock, Lawrence + Memorial Paramedic Douglas Dole; East Lyme/Niantic Firefighter Stephanie Vanalsten; Jordan Lt. Dean Rowe Jr.; Quaker Hill Firefighter Joshua Waterworth; Goshen Firefighter Thomas Viens Jr. (posthumously); Oswegatchie Firefighter Jullian Murillo; Montville Firefighters Michael Morin and Christine Kutz; Oakdale Firefighter Michael Fantacci; and Chesterfield Firefighter Stephen Steward.

The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department of the Mohegan Reservation also will  be recognized for their assistance to the local communities.

Social hour will start noon at the lodge, 81 Washington St., with a prime rib dinner served at 1 p.m. Awards will follow. Tickets are $20 a person and can be purchased at the fire departments or at the door. The event is open to the public.

Further info call (860) 442-0325 after 3 p.m. The event is chaired by Herb Eldridge and Smokey Kirchhoff.

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