Report by Paula Antolini
December 9, 2016 9:17AM EDT
Bethel Community Emergency Response Team Celebrates the Holidays
The Bethel Community Emergency Response Team recently enjoyed a holiday party held at the Stony Hill Fire Department on December 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers brought homemade appetizer dishes and sweet treats that were a delight for the palate, and the dinner was catered locally, sponsored by CERT. Vintage holiday movies were viewed and holiday games added to the festivities. Thanks to CERT members Teresa Fogel (Bethel CERT Coordinator) and Ken Weith (Bethel Office of Emergency Management, Radio Officer) for organizing the party, and all the volunteers who helped make it a great evening. View more party photos below.
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