Firetrucks On Their Way to Mexico!

August, 27, 2010

On Friday, Aug. 27 the two Friendship Fire Trucks departed Burlington for Soledad de Graciano Sánchez. They had a proper send-off at Burlington City Hall with numerous dignitaries, reporters from the Burlngton Times-News and Channel 2 television, and many interested people. Speakers included Mexican Consul General for North Carolina Carlos Flores Vizcarra, Burlington Sister Cities President Dr. Janyth Frederickson, Councilman Steve Ross, Burlington Fire Chief Jay Smith, Alamance Rotary Club President Pete Beck, and Dr. Beth Powell, originator of the Fire Truck project. We are extremely privileged to have this opportunity to partner with the Rotary Foundation on this wonderful project and Soledad now has two fire trucks for their new fire station.

See the send-off program listing speakers and other information here.

Watch a 45-second video of Smoky the Dalmation being loaded for her trip to Soledad de Graciano Sánchez here.

Read the front page article in the Burlington Times-News here. Our thanks to the Burlington Times-News for allowing us to link to the article.

See 34 photographs of the send-off program here. Our thanks to Graham Rotary Club member Mark Ryman for his wonderful photographs.

Watch WMFY News 2 coverage of the event here. Our special thanks to WFMY News 2 for allowing us use of their news video.

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