Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:32

Eagle Beverage raises more than $2,300 for local fire departments

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From left are Dan Dorsey Jr., co-owner of Eagle Beverage; Brooks Hourigan, treasure of the Oswego Fire Fighters Association; John Geraci, president of the Oswego Fire Fighters Association; and Christian Morgia, co-owner of Eagle Beverage. From left are Dan Dorsey Jr., co-owner of Eagle Beverage; Brooks Hourigan, treasure of the Oswego Fire Fighters Association; John Geraci, president of the Oswego Fire Fighters Association; and Christian Morgia, co-owner of Eagle Beverage.

     Eagle Beverage is proud to announce the wrap up of their "Paint the Town Black" fundraiser. With the help of more than 40 taverns, restaurants and convenience stores, more than $2,300 was raised that will be donated to local fire departments in the area.

     "When we got the final numbers in, we were really excited," said Dan Dorsey Jr., co-owner of Eagle Beverage. "For the first year, we thought that number was a good starting point. Over the next few years, we hope to grow that number."
     In the true spirit of Arthur Guinness, a great philanthropist and the founder of Guinness, Eagle Beverage has decided to match the money raised dollar for dollar.
     "Matching the donation dollar for dollar was a no-brainer for us," Christian Morgia, co-owner of Eagle Beverage, said. "This is our way of thanking all the places that participated in our fundraiser and also a way to thank the communities that went out of their way to make donations."
     Checks will be mailed out to the fire departments this week with the biggest donation going to the Oswego City Fire Department, who will be receiving $934 after the original donation was matched.
     "We are so thankful for the donation," said John Geraci, president of the Oswego Fire Fighters Association. "We already have plans to give it back to the community. We are going to be buying smoke detectors and getting those out to people who need them."
     Twenty-four fire departments will be getting a check from the "Paint the Town Black" fundraiser. Some of the big winners are the Oswego City Fire Department, $934; Phoenix Fire Department, $452; Harrisville Fire Department, $400; Redfield Fire Department, $342; Fulton City Fire Department, $292; and Great Bend Fire Department, $212.
     Eagle Beverage is an equal opportunity employer with facilities in Jefferson and Oswego counties.

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