After viewing a rescue truck while at a conference in Revelstoke, B.C., Ann Middleton came back to the Princeton Hospital Auxiliary and advised the other members of what she saw. “They had a beautiful truck with all the bells and whistles, said Middleton,” “new equipment and drawers full of it.”
Frank Currier, fondly known by most as “Farmer,” presented a proposal of sponsorship to the Auxiliary and showed the members the Princeton Highway Rescue Truck.
“It was enough to put you in tears,” said Middleton. “The equipment was out-dated, the drawers almost empty—and they do such good work.”
The Princeton Hospital Auxiliary began ‘sponsoring’ the Princeton Highway Extrication Society in 2011. Their first gift was that of $5000 and the purchase of pagers. “They took that $5000 and doubled it by investing some in hats and selling them,” said Ann Middleton. “This group doesn’t just take money, they work for it,” she adds.
In 2012 the Auxiliary gifted $10,000 to the society and again this year, another $10,000.
In 2012, local Husky employee John English initiated an fundraiser to assist the society with the purchase of new equipment and a new truck.
Between the Hospital Auxiliary and the fundraising initiative as of the end of 2012 the Highway Extrication Society had $23,000 more to go to reach their goal.
The recent gift of $10,000 has brought the amount needed to $13,000.
“These ladies are just incredible,” said society member Frank Currier, “they have done so much for us.”
The Highway Rescue truck carries the Hospital Auxiliary name and that of Husky fuel, both of which have supported the society greatly.