I am always amazed at why people would like to plunge into a freezing body of water yet they do it year after year. They did it again this past Saturday for the 9th consecutive year with the Polar Plunge to raise monies for the Special Olympians in West Central Illinois.
All the hugging, kissing and well wishing on New Year's Eve for a great 2013 just hasn't made it happen in Quincy. The first three days of the new year have kept the Fire Department and Police Department hopping. In three days we have had 2 apparent murders and two very bad fires as well. This, on the heels of a late 2012 bank robbery where the suspect is still at large. What going on here?
The Salvation Army is once again teaming up with Quincy Firefighters Local 63 to help ensure there will be toys under the tree for local kids who otherwise wouldn’t have them. The morning of Thursday, December 13th at 7:30am, firefighters will meet at Walmart in Quincy to buy some of the toy requests left on their Angel Tree.
The Quincy Fire Department will be hosting “drive through” Trick of Treating at the Central Fire Station this Wednesday night from 5 until 8 pm. Parents are urged to bring their children to the station and drive through the “Haunted Bay”.
This is Fire Prevention Week and the Quincy Fire Department has some activities schedule in conjunction with the week including delivering pizzas to Quincy residents. The QFD is teaming up with 5 different local pizza establishments to provide free pizza to homes that have working smoke detectors. If you order a pizza between 5 and 8pm you will have a chance to be one of 5 families each night to have your order delivered by a Quincy fire truck.
The 24th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic was held yesterday at Blessing Hospital and it was a huge success. According to officials at Blessing Rieman College of Nursing over 300 youngsters and parents came by the 3 hour event.
The Quincy Fire Department will be doing scheduled maintenance and testing on the tornado sirens tomorrow (Wednesday). The testing will be done periodically throughout the day. So if you happen to hear the sirens going off in your neighborhood, it will most likely be a test of the system.
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