The Edgartown Firemen’s Association hopes that you and your family are healthy and safe during these stressful and uncertain times. We recognize the hardship this pandemic has brought to our friends and neighbors, and thought it would be best to serve our community by promoting an organization that has been overwhelmed with requests for assistance. This year we are asking you to redirect your support to The Anchors council on aging, which offers programs, events and activities to support the needs of Edgartown seniors.

The council is best known for serving meals and providing groceries to those in need, and offers these services to all regardless of town of residence or age. In recent months council staff and volunteers have been serving three times the amount of food as usual. They anticipate their other assistance programs will be hit just as hard this coming winter.

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, the firemen’s association had a successful and busy year. In August 2019 we held our annual pancake breakfast, and as usual had a fabulous turnout. We thank our sponsors for their help and generosity. Our second big event of the year was our scholarship golf tournament, a great fundraiser that would not be a success without all the support from local businesses across the Island, including a big thank you to the Edgartown Golf Club. In the spring we were able to present three $5,000 scholarships to three Edgartown high school graduates. We wish them best of luck.

The association continues to contribute to numerous organizations and events throughout the year, including the March for Heroes and The Hundred Club which support families of fallen heroes. This year a group of members participated in a B-Fit challenge at the Boston Garden. A proud moment indeed.

While most of our events have been canceled this year, we will announce any that we are able to host as we learn to adapt to this new normal. Meanwhile, we invite you to visit us at our Fire Museum. And please consider the council on aging for your charitable contributions this year.

Trevor Scanlon, president


Also signed by association vice president Joan Shemit, treasurer Sam Koohy and secretary Josh Baker.