September 17, 2005
Mr. Allan Church
Meriden Record Journal
11 Crown Street
Meriden, CT 06450
On the weekend of September 9, 10 and 11, The Brian David Ash Memorial Fire Prevention Fund held its 19th fundraiser and sold hot dogs, soda and chips at Stop and Shop in Meriden. This year we had our most successful fundraiser. All of the food, beverages, supplies, and labor were donated, so that 100% of the receipts went to the fund.
Many people contributed a lot of time in addition to tangible contributions. We also received handouts and leaflets on fire safety from several organizations. In addition, many local businesses provided us with specialty items, which we gave away with the educational material on our fire safety display. This year we also had a raffle, which was very successful.
We are truly indebted to the many people who contributed to this event, and wish to publicly thank all of you for a job well done. This was a real team effort, and its success will enable The Brian David Ash Memorial Fire Prevention Fund to continue carrying the message of fire safety that it was established for, “working smoke detectors save lives.”
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of people who stopped by and purchased hot dogs, soda and chips, the raffle or just to say hello or give a donation. My husband, Michael and daughter Elizabeth, and I were very pleased to personally meet many of you, and were thrilled by the public’s keen interest in fire safety.
Please see our website at www.brianashfund.org