2004-03-05 / Community

Broad Channel Volies Celebrate 99th Year With Gala Installation Dinner

Broad Channel Volies Celebrate 99th Year With Gala Installation Dinner


Congressman Anthony Weiner promised to get federal funds to help the volies build their new firehouse on Cross Bay Boulevard.Congressman Anthony Weiner promised to get federal funds to help the volies build their new firehouse on Cross Bay Boulevard.
The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 99th Anniversary with a well-attended dinner-dance at the Broad Channel American Legion on Saturday night. Outgoing Chief Craig Boyle (left) is presented with his past chief’s badge by new Chief Andrew Knee.The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 99th Anniversary with a well-attended dinner-dance at the Broad Channel American Legion on Saturday night. Outgoing Chief Craig Boyle (left) is presented with his past chief’s badge by new Chief Andrew Knee.Firefighter Greg Battagkua, left, receives the Firefighter of the Year award from Assistant Chief Thomas Larkin and Chief Andrew Knee.Firefighter Greg Battagkua, left, receives the Firefighter of the Year award from Assistant Chief Thomas Larkin and Chief Andrew Knee.

Fire Captains Brian Leonard and Brian Williams take the oath of office.Fire Captains Brian Leonard and Brian Williams take the oath of office.Assistant Chief Thomas Larkin is sworn in.Assistant Chief Thomas Larkin is sworn in.

A large crowd filled the American Legion Hall for the dinner and installation of officers.A large crowd filled the American Legion Hall for the dinner and installation of officers.City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr., speaks to the crowd about the volies.City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr., speaks to the crowd about the volies.

Fire Lieutenants, from left, Ed Wilmarth III, Frank Bassetti and Richard Bogart are given the oath of office.Fire Lieutenants, from left, Ed Wilmarth III, Frank Bassetti and Richard Bogart are given the oath of office.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer address the large crowd.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer address the large crowd.

The pipers from the Columbus Council in Marine Park led the color bearers into the hall.The pipers from the Columbus Council in Marine Park led the color bearers into the hall.The business officers for the Broad Channel Volunteers get sworn in. Pictured, from left, are Treasurer Ruth Trudden, Vice President Desiree Napalitano and President Edward O’Hare.The business officers for the Broad Channel Volunteers get sworn in. Pictured, from left, are Treasurer Ruth Trudden, Vice President Desiree Napalitano and President Edward O’Hare.

Chief Andrew Knee is sworn in for the year.Chief Andrew Knee is sworn in for the year.

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