Emergency personnel invited to Sept. 11 dinner

— Area emergency personnel are invited to a free community dinner Sunday, Sept. 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga.

A traditional dinner of chili, often served to fire personnel, EMS members, law enforcement officers and others who respond to the emergency needs of the community, will be served.

“Homemade chili, from mild to four-alarm style, will be featured along with desserts and beverages,” said Betty Rettig of the church. “While there is no charge, a free-will donation may be made. High chairs, booster seats and a child friendly menu will also be available. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a tasty dinner with plenty of fine fellowship while those who serve our communities may be honored.”

The free community dinners are generally planned for the first Sunday of each month as an outreach ministry of the church. However, because of the Labor Day holiday, this dinner date was changed. The next dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2. The church youth, group which started the community dinners, will host.

The First United Methodist Church is located at 1045 Wicker St. (Rt. 9N) in Ticonderoga, just up the hill from the hospital. For more information about the free dinners or the church, contact the church office at 585-7995 or visit the church web site, www.tifumc.com.

Rev. Scott Tyler is the church pastor and Lori Fox and Beth Hanley are the youth group leaders. Worship services are held each Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School will resume on Sept. 11 during the 10:30 service.

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