To the editor:
Ironman 2012 has come and gone and the Wilmington Bike Aid Station must thank several people and businesses for their help in making it successful in Wilmington:
Chief Adragna of the Wilmington Fire Department, Becky and Roy Holzer of the Little Supermarket, who furnished the breakfast food and delicious lunch for the volunteers and took care of the DJ. Linda Preston who cooked the breakfast and organized lunch. Doug Seguin, who in addition to being the DJ, also had to assist with EMT duties in the afternoon. Marcel Bruce, Dan Henson and Amy Peck from the Wilmington Fire Department who manned the ambulance. These fire department members were kept busy most of the afternoon helping the athletes. Gene and Billie Loughran who allowed the DJ to set up in their front yard. Toni Ashlaw and Dick Moncsko for their diligence in taking care of the garbage.
And to the 125 volunteers who assisted the athletes in almost any way possible. This job couldn't have been done without the many volunteers hard work.
The Ironman organization donates many thousands of dollars to charities in Essex County. The Wilmington Fire Department has received over ten thousand dollars in the years they have participated and will get an additional $500 dollars for Wilmington Bike Aid taking third place in the aid station competition this year. Ironman donated ten thousand dollars to the Jay/Keene Irene Relief Disaster Fund shortly after the flood last year. Ironman is a great community partner.
Ironman Lake Plaicd has signed a new five year contract so this great event will continue to help our economy in the years to come. If you would like to volunteer next year, visit the Ironman LakePlacid website.
Diane E. Kirby and Shannon Stanley