Monday, September 24, 2007

Tug Of War

I had the wonderful opportunity to appear on the Wakin' Up With the Wolf show on PYX 106 this morning to talk about the City of Troy, and a very positive event that is coming up in a few weeks.

The guest appearance was to help promote the second annual Firefighter Tug Of War. In an attempt to raise money that will benefit all local volunteer Fire Departments in the area, PYX 106 and Wakin' Up With The Wolf are teaming up with with area companies to hold a day of fun that includes a giant tug of war over the Green Island Bridge.

It is a great event for the entire area, as it shows great support for those who are often underappreciated. As a City that has fire and safety protection 24 hours a day, we sometimes forget how fortunate we are. There are communities out there relying on donations to survive, and this certainly is a great way that we can all help out.

This year's event will take place on October 7th on, you guessed it, the Green Island Bridge. Watervliet is chipping in and allowing everyone to use its park that day for the party after the big tug. I was out of town during last year's event, but am truly looking forward to taking part this year. If you are wondering who the teams are, it's the guys and girls on the west side of the Hudson River against us on the east. You can imagine who I will be pulling for, no pun intended.

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I had a great time on the show. That is obviously an audience you love to speak to, and get out the message that great things are happening in Troy. A few years ago I would have had to plead with people to listen to that idea. Now? Well, now the hosts come right out and ask about all of the things they hear about Troy. It is awfully exciting.