Port Henry Volunteer Fire Department recently held its 139th-annual banquet at the King’s Inn in Port Henry to recognize members for many years of service to the department and community. Fire Chief James Hughes, organizer of the festivities, acted as master of ceremonies.
Recognition was given to the new administrative officers of the department: Gary Badore, vice president, William Blood, secretary, and Linda DuRoss, treasurer. Gary F. Bador Jr. was presented the Rookie of the Year Award for 2012 for his service, attitude and commitment to the department. Past Chief and current Safety Officer John F. “Jack” Waldron was recognized as Firefighter of the Year. New officers for the Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary were: Jeannie Ball, president; Laura Muniz, vice president; Erin Prevette, secretary, and Lydia Crison, treasurer. Emily Fortier was presented a five-year service. Port Henry Fire Department members recognized for years of service were William Boyle (5), George Edwards (5), Michael Hughes Jr. (5), Ron Nesbitt Jr. (10), John Eisenberg (25), Peter Gilbo (25), Ron Nesbitt Sr. (30), William Pratt (40), Lester Daby (53), John Sweet (55), LeRoy Vanderhoof (57) and John “Jack” Waldron (64) years.