To celebrate Patriotism week and express our gratitude, Barre Elks Lodge hosted a First Responder Appreciation Dinner on September 14th. Over 70 first responders, Elks and guest enjoyed dinner in the main hall. Able to attend this year were departments from: Barre Town Police, Barre City Policy and Fire Departments, Williamstown Public Safety, Barre Town EMS, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Plainfield Fire and Rescue. Exalter Ruler Maureen Lawson presented each department with a Certificate of Service. Our thanks to all who were able to attend and to Blossom Cottage for their donation of two arrangements. We hope to see more departments represented next year.