The Adirondack Emergency Communications Tower Committee is pleased to announce that the $350,000 goal to fund an emergency communications tower to support the first responders of Inlet, Eagle Bay, Big Moose, and Raquette Lake has been reached! Our community was blessed with the announcement that the owners, Martin & Debbie Parent of ACE hardware stores in Inlet and Old Forge, had pledged to match contributions up to $25,000. And this helped push us to the finish line!

Big Check Photo Attached :
Back row (L-R) –> Hanna Selby (Manager – Old Forge), Maria Elmendorf (Sales Assoc. – Inlet), Gary Thibado (Sales Assoc. – Inlet), Lori Wilson (Manager – Inlet).
Middle row (L-R) –> Misty Townsend (Sales Assoc. – Inlet), Paul Fear (Manager – Inlet), Mitch Lee (Tower Committee)
Front row (L-R) –> Becky Townsend (Office Manager), Denny Hudson (Tower Committee)

In small communities like ours, it is refreshing to see that in the span of just over a year, a special ground swell donations campaign can be accomplished. During this Thanksgiving celebration when families come together to offer thanks, we, the Tower Committee, wish to thank everyone for their hope, support and vision in making our community one of the best places to live, work and play. We are overwhelmed at the generosity of our community and blessed that you all took time to help protect our first responders.

It is the larger vision that routinely moves every endeavor forward in the West Central Adirondacks. We are thankful every day that our neighbors would serve and volunteer to come to our homes, or respond to our beautiful lakes and woods to help our visitors in a time of crisis and need. The people you meet everyday passing on the street or in the post office are the real hero’s that make our lives more enriched as everyone has their part to play. We are solid neighbors and no obstacle is too mighty for us to solve when we put our whole effort into it. This tower funding project will serve as a place marker among achievements these communities have already achieved and can achieve in the future.

Where do we go from here? APA Staff, C&S Engineering and Chazen Engineering have balloon tested and surveyed the Heroux Hill/Funk Property. The project is in the pre-approval stage at the APA and our next step as a committee is to receive our permit documentation back from the APA, C&S and Chazen Engineering so that we can move forward with the scope and sequence of building the emergency communications tower. The Tower Committee will continue to move the project forward and wishes to thank the community for all their efforts to help us protect first responders, visitors and our families through their on-going support of this very important project. Thank You, and Happy Holidays!

Our partners and donors of this fantastic community project: CAP-21, Inlet – Adirondack Gives, Peter Funk, Joel & Bonnie Millikan, Old Forge Department stores ACE, The Town Of Inlet, ADiKted sports wear, The Jolly Moosers, Inlet Barnstormers, Raquette Lake Fire Commissioners, Raquette Lake Fire Department, Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services, Big Moose Fire Department, Billy’s Restaurant/Billy Burns, Charlie Wantman, Peter Kalil, Ariel Hayes, Emily Nunn, Mike Pellizzari, Betsy Hershman, Dee Ganz, Cathy Nooni, Ann Wegman, Dean Gordon, Phil Hazen, Nick Pastorelli, Theodore & Judith Reed, Charles & Carol Smith, Terry Snyder, Suzanne Dawson, Brian Dunlavey, Eileen Michael, Christopher & Debra Grauert, Kathleen Lamb, Ullman Consulting, Inc., William & Karin Green, Mary Ellen Bernhardt, Thomas & Suzanne Galetto, Kathleen Tehan, Mike Wilson, David & Candace Schneckenburger, Nancy Dougherty, Dominick Celia, David Jackson, Tim Giberson, Bob Hager, Lingafelter Family, Frank & Carolyn Belknap, Jerry Clare, Jylanda Diles, John & Valerie Donohue, L. Theodore & Cheryl Foss, William F. Locke, Sara Carter, Terrence & Laura McSweeney, James & Eloise Knapp, Gary & SharonLou Myers, Michelle Doucette, Ken Hinckley, Blue Mt. Storage, William & Mary Pat Lewis, Jr., Harold & Christine Erbacher, Lawrence & Barbara Thomas, Craig & Mary Smith, Michael & Monica Buttimer, Gary & Sue Schafran, Kenneth & Lydia Macci, Richard & Joan Compson, Charles & Hilary Porter, Irad & Janet Ingraham, Betsy Bicknell & Roland Cyr, Christine Hall-Finney, Daniel & Wendy Ullman, David & Martha Dill, Donald Namm, Garry Savage, Geoff & Francie Longstaff, James & Jacqueline Savage, Jere & Sharon Snell, John & Stephanie Mitchell, William & Elena Keller, Kerry & Anne Katlic, Richard Kissinger, Perry & Lois Eli, Richard & Martha Mateer, Robert & Carol Keller, Jr., Sally Nolan, Carol Owens, Gem Agency, Inc., Harry & Marcia Hurd, Michelle Kubick, Ronald Kilbourn, Stanley & Deborah Hutchings, Stephen & Julia Schott, Fredi Cerussi-Muntz, Jean Collier, Miles & Laura Lumbard, Mark & Carmel Garlock, William Burrows, Dr. Eugene & Christine Lozner, Lynne Newhouse, James Sweetman, Dave & Jan Preston, Tom Cupal, Doreen Deisenroth, Daniel Chall, Joan Parkes, Lisa Adams, Kathleen Klaiber, Patricia Marini, Kenneth Korby, James Heffernan, Kathleen Winter, Joan Cirillo, James Huss, Russell Lewis, Martha Shanahan, Ellen Best, Andrea Godin, Becky McGill, Richard Hardesty, Russell Ruhl, Daniel Jackson, Bonnie Amidon, Douglas Kerr, Linda Blevins, Lawrence Roll, Lynn Fornuff, Mike Sands, John Gallino, Steve & Sue Vekasy, John Hanlon, Diana Huss, Karen Schunck, Christopher Heffernan, Joy Carter, Timothy Purce, Anna-Lisa Hafgren, Courtney Schreppel, Dorothy Kohlbach, Peter Sokolosky, Anne Fletcher, Carol Hager, Nicholas Eichar, Andrew Eichar, Stanzi Bliss, Robert Smythe, Ellen Gates, Lawrence Kenney, James & Linda Rosenbloom, Pat & Merrill Shanks, Michael Healy, Anthony Hart, Nick & Caroline Brust, Eric Green, Matt Vekasy, Christina McKittrick, Cynthia Socci, Bruce Thompson, Trish Tieger, John & Marybeth Auletto, Robert Anderson, John & Mary Jane O’Donnell, Chase Boni, Wendy Foreman, Taylor Family, Jody Collins Skinner, Robert Brewster, Lauren Murdock, William Judson, Jr., Eugene Renske, Douglas Brown, Dorene Dibble, Jim & Linda Leach, Mary Ann Simmons, Mark Meyers, Charles & Ellen Brady, Rose Van Keuren, Carol Craft, Chris Biehn, Lynn McCormick, Philip Vander Molen, Jean Polly, Robert Eberle, Terry Adkins, William & Pamela McGarry, Meg Wheadon, Twitchell Lake Fish & Game Association, Gail Lennon, Patricia Lennon, Franklin Square Foundation/Mary Navia, David Crawford, Nancy Reed, Wayne Pickering, Frederick Gouldin, Robert & Mary Hurlbutt, Charles Kreitler, Nancy Knoff, Michael & Suzanne Schnittman, Bill & Janet Bonenberger, Henry Kurkowski, Lynn Fornuff, Janet Weaver, Shayne T Pendrick, Lorraine Walther, Catherine Zuver, Capt. Shayne T. Pendrick, Kathryn Orbanek, Debbie Haskins, Frank & Gail Richeson, Lisa Adams, Lowell Seifter, Stefanie Obkirchner, Monty & Jill Bauer, Gary & Eileen Wires, Douglas Brown, Amy Viellieu, Mindy Sauter, Susan Menand, Fred & Christine Daniels, Robert Eggleston, Keith & Claudia Stinton, Senator Donovan Memorial Fund, Marc & Judy Isaacs, Ronald Kilbourn, Elouise DeFilippo, Tom Kwasigroch, Stuart Card, Michael Quinn, Kevin Kerls, Anne Prior, Ted & Nancy Palmer, Ronald Wyjad, Susan & Tim Christy, Douglas & Suzanne Babcock, T. Beyler, Gordon Hyde, John Bisgrove, Christine & Howie DeLooze, Phylise Banner, Pam & Glenn Rosenthal, Christine Hunter, Joe & Barbara Martin, Stuart Gluckman/Pamela Lamboy, Thomas & Ann Ward, Forrest & Linda Roberts, Suzanne Beeching, David & Patricia Hinkle, Cheryl Holmes, Sarah Dew, Robert Derrenbacker, Donald & Sarah Dew, Bill & Linda Keener, Dunn’s Boat Service, Covewood Lodge (Herdabo), William & Maureen Tomeny, C.R. & O.D. Adams, Carmen Mastroianni, Edward & Judith Scheid, Big Moose Ambulance Co., Big Moose Fire Co., Richard & Meredith McCaughey, Nancy Winter Traynor, Middlesex Hose Company, Big Moose Community Chapel, Kevin & Denise Hanlon, John & Sara Burrows, Roger & Nancy Pratt, Big Moose Property Owners Assoc., Robert & Jane Wilson, Jr., Joanne Carey, Michael & Jane Johngren, Christopher & Patricia Sturges, Thomas & Judith Thibado, Robert & Maureen Van Slyke, Kitty Leonard, Kate Bartlet, BJ Queen Enterprises, Richard & Mary Jane Lasher, Albert & Mary Lou Reich, Wilmer P. Oconnell, David & Mary Fitzgerald, Rosalyn Toper, Clarence & Marianne McDonough III, Harold & Pamela Williams, Tom & Donna Hartz, Bob & Sandy Hunkins, Frances M. Knorr, Eagle Bay Storage, LLC, William & Mary Mugridge, John & Carol Charzuk, Marc Messing/Lori Sonken, Eagle Bay Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Phil & Phyllis Sanzone, Eleanor Andrews, Patricia Zuver, Stephen & Katherine Chambers, David & Anne Elias, Limekiln Lake Association, Dennis & Barbara McDermott, Bernard & Brenda Thibado, Richard & Lorraine Fellows, George & Martha Blakeslee, James & Alice Bradfield, Kathleen & Daniel Gilheney, William & Mary Reifsteck, Rocky Point Properties, Inc., Mary Anne Ryan, David & Susan Stoller, Ernest & Barbara Wermuth, Nancy Hadley, Harry & Grace Rissetto, Stanton & Debra Ernst, Jr., Sherrill Ernst, Robert & Sheila Emmert, Michael & Mary Ellen Guerra, Gary & Karen Lee, Penny Stuart, Walter & Annette Higley, Donald & Kathleen Schwanke, William & Ann Guiffre, David Gribneau Enterprises, Henry & Sandra Fiebiger, Allan & Elizabeth Millikan, William & Amy Millikan, Cardinal Capital Management, Chris & Liza Green, Church of the Lakes, Dorothy Lott, Fourth Lake Property Owners Association, Gregory & Antoinette Rudd, James & Mary Murphy, Janet Mikovich, Natalie K. Streb, Chambers Commons (Paul & Reggie), Rick & Elaine Alesia (Neodak Shores), David & Patricia Gloo, Timothy Brownsell, Limekiln Lakes (Tom & Lynn Rourke), Waddie & Judith Kalil, Bruce & Margaret Ohara, Barbara Villers Norkus, Errol Sheldon, Joseph D’Agostino Jr., Tim & Cheryl Morse, VanGorder Camp, LLC, Richard & Barbara Smithson, Leo & Linda Fadel, Robert & Pamela Eggleston, Phyllis Mulherin, Nancy N. Femrite, Carol Parzianello (Phoenix), Chris Holt (Seventh Lake House), Kathryn D. Green, Daniel & Jacqueline Alvarez, Patrick Robinson, Sharon Gendron, Ronald Dearlove, Adele & Dennis Hudson, Charles & Marsha Herr, Bob Millikan, John & Sarah Frey, Ken Biehn, Bill Faro, Charles & Nancy Frey, Douglas Johnson, Robert & Diane Baker, Ken & Barbara Campbell, Richard & Susan Scharf, David Buonanno, Philip Evans/Cliffview, Read & Jane Moffett, Janet & Jim Sharp, Richard Sidney, Robert Padden, Kim Egenhofer, Jerome Bartholomew, Robert & Janice Egenhofer, Connie Perry (Frisky Otter), Mr. & Mrs. Baxter Reginald & Jameson Baxter’s foundation, Inlet Community Church, Huber Family Wellness, Kathleen E. Damon, Albert & Debra Gross, Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services, Blackfly Challenge, ALH Properties LLC, Sixth & Seventh Lake Improvement Assoc., Anne & Ted Christodaro, Karl & Ellen Hildenbrand, Finder’s Keepers/Frances & Bill Parent, Gene Burney, Judy Lonergan, Nick & Cindy Rose, Meaghan Foley, Albert & Anne Hartsig III, Michael & Cindy Nelson, Richard & Mary Kuiters, Herron Realty, Shirley Lindsay, Deb Carhart & Ross Devendorf, Madelyn Spoll, Eva Crawford, Juli Towell, Robin & William Hill, Ed & Carolyn Mitchell, Community Bank, Joshua Abrams, Adirondack Bank, C2C Construction, Fredrycca Cerussi-Muntz, Judy Robbins-Rosenberger, Thomas J. Greco/The Doors of Old Forge, Burke’s Marina Inc., Paul Mirate, John & Janice Murphy, Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation, Lynne Ballou/Richard Gentry, John W. Sammon and many Anonymous donors. We Thank All of You!