Just a week ago, the Schroon Lake Fire Departmen Ladies Auxiliary was on the verge of being disbanded, after a huge membership drain.
But thanks to a grass roots social media campaign, waged by the imitable Laura Donaldson, word got out, resulting in several new members joining the auxiliary. From Laura:
“Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!! What a wonderful response. Over 10 responded to our plea and came to our meeting with great enthusiasm, to be apprentices and learn the ropes. Anyone else that would still like to consider this an organization and think they would be a good fit, it’s the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the firehouse. Please come.”
The auxiliary’s reach into the community is wide reaching: from their hugely popular Christmas Bazaar, Santa at the Firehouse, the Ladies float in the Fourth of July Parade, their Easter Basket raffle to providing full meals, coffee and sandwiches at the firehouse when there’san emergency.