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City of Charlottetown comes to aid of firemen’s ball

Charlottetown Fire Department (City of Charlottetown photo).
Charlottetown Fire Department (City of Charlottetown photo). - -File photo

Charlottetown’s firemen’s ball is getting a boost from the city once again.

City council approved a resolution at its June public meeting that will see the city give organizers of the ball $20,000.

Coun. Melissa Hilton, chairwoman of the finance committee, said in an effort to cut costs two years ago the city pulled its financial support. Peake and McInnis Insurance stepped up and supplied the $20,000 tab for the past two years.

Hilton said ball organizers decided to approach the city again this year.

“We’re in a much better financial situation,’’ Hilton said, explaining why the city decided to approve the request.

Hilton noted that the city has about 80 volunteer firefighters and the ball also acts as a way to thank the spouses of firefighters.

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