Thanks to all for response to fire

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 27, 2004

I would like to thank all the fire departments, law enforcementpersonnel, EMTs, district personnel, Red Cross workers, teachers,parents, students and neighbors, who all came together Sept. 16 totry to save our school at West Lincoln.

There were firemen from all surrounding fire departments whocame together as one to fight this fire for hours and save the newbuildings. Even when the water supply was low, they brought in moreand more tankers with water to help. They fought on and on in theheat and smoke to get this fire out.

Thank you to the sheriff’s officers and Highway Patrol, whoworked so hard to maintain traffic control as word of the firespread through our community and people began to arrive to see whatwas happening.

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To those who came with so many heavy tractors, backhoes, bobcatsand saws to cut the building away from the others, thank you.

To the students of our rival schools who took the time to comeand lend their support to our students, we say thank you.

To the teachers who were still in that building, we as parentsand students, are very sad for your personal losses of things youhad in your rooms. We know that some things may not be able to bereplaced, so our hearts are sad for you.

To Mr. Brister and our school board, we thank you for working sohard side-by-side to help, also.

To our principal, Mr. Jason Case, may God bless you and yourfamily for putting you all there at that time to find the firebefore it had gotten out of hand, in order to notify the firedepartments.

To our teachers who fought the fire or just stood by and lentsupport to us, we say thank you for always being there for us.

To our students and our West Lincoln community, thank you forhow you kept your distance from where emergency personnel wereworking and prayed that God would spare our school, and he did.

To all the others who had a part we might not know of, we saythank you and may God bless you all.

Martha Allbritton,

West Lincoln