By: Timothy Kays, THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Turnout was strong at the February 24 Montpelier Fire Department Fireman’s Breakfast. That fact was more than predictable. Even the prospect of sustained winds that topped 40 miles per hour could not discourage the Montpelier community from coming out in support of one of their own.
“We’re having a benefit for one of our firefighters, Curtis Wamer, who’s been diagnosed with cancer,” said Montpelier Fire Chief Dail Fritsch. “So we’re having this breakfast, and a silent auction for him to help pay for medical costs.” The breakfast provided was typical Montpelier Fire Department fare, scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes and sausage patties, all top quality and in ample supply, served up hot and fresh for a freewill donation to the fundraiser.
Anyone who walked into the Montpelier Fire Hall hungry, walked out stuffed to the gills…and there were a lot who turned out for breakfast. By 11:00, Chief Fritsch estimated that his staff had served up breakfast to between 300 and 400 people, and the donation bucket echoed a high traffic count. The silent auction added another level of fundraising to the event, and it saw its share of foot traffic as well.
“I’d like to thank everybody who came out to support Curt, and his battle,” said Chief Fritsch. “He’s got a long way to go. I guess his next step is going to the U of M because they really haven’t pinpointed a diagnosis for what he has right now. Hopefully he goes up there and they can come up with something for him.”
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