Rotary Provides Funds for Rescue Boat

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Tangipahoa Parish Fire District #1 was excited to pick up their latest addition from Gator Trax Boats in Springfield. Pictured (front) from left: Parish President Robby Miller, TPFD#1 Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer, Rotary District 6840 Governor Randy Feldman and Amite Rotarian Regina Wedig stand in front of TPFD#1’s new rescue boat. They were joined by several members of TPFD#1, the co-owners of Gator Trax Boats and several Rotarians. Parish Rotary Clubs contributed $17,500 toward the purchase. Tangilena Media/ Sara  Patrick.

On behalf of several Rotary Clubs in Tangipahoa Parish, Tangipahoa Parish Fire District #1 Chief Bruce Cutrer was presented with a check for $17,500 on Tuesday,  April 4, 2017.

These funds were raised specifically to help TPFD#1 purchase a new rescue boat, which they picked up from Gator Trax Boats on Tuesday morning. The check included $1,000 donated by the Amite Rotary Club, $1,000 from Hammond/ Ponchatoula Sunrise Club and $500 from the Kentwood Club. The Amite Club also received a $15,000 grant from the Rotary Foundation to help fund the project.