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Fire departments among winners in Moose money

December 16, 2004|by TRISH RUDDER

trishr@herald-mail.com

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Berkeley Springs Moose Lodge No. 1483 handed out $62,000 in donations this week to community organizations in Morgan County and surrounding areas.

Junior Gov. John Dawson said lodge members raise money each year to give to the community and have been giving money for several years. Lodge Gov. Robert Shoemaker said the lodge membership consists of 800 men and more than 500 women from West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Area fire departments and rescue services were the big winners, receiving $36,000 from the Moose lodge.

At the awards ceremony on Wednesday night, $50,000 was given to the following:

· Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000

· Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club, $1,500

· Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000

· Hancock Rescue Services, $3,000

· Hancock Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000

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· Little Orleans Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000

· Morgan County Boys and Girls Club, $4,000

· Morgan County Emergency Assistance Team (McEAT), $2,000

· Morgan County Humane Society, $1,500

· Morgan County Rescue Services, $3,000

· Morgan County Starting Points, $2,500

· Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000

· Rotary Club of Berkeley Springs, $1,000

· Senior Life Services of Morgan County, $1,500

· South Morgan Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000

Administrator Phillip Dawson said checks were given to these organizations last week:

· Hancock band boosters for Hancock High School band, $2,000

· Morgan County Parks & Recreation (for Biser Street Park tennis court repair), $5,000

· Moose Haven, Orange Park, Fla., for hurricane repair, $5,000

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