On Friday afternoon January 17, Don Alexander was presented with a plaque for his 50 years of service to the Town of Raymond. Teresa Sadak represented the Raymond board of selectmen while giving Alexander his award. Also present were town manager Don Willard, fire chief Bruce Tupper, deputy fire chief Cathy Gosselin and town clerk Louise Lester. The plaque read, “In appreciation Donald E. Alexander is recognized for his dedicated work during 50 years as a life member of the Raymond Fire/Rescue Department and as a charter member of Raymond Rescue. He was a member of Raymond's Emergency Management from 1991 and EMA Director from 1996 to 2002. He served over 16 years in animal control and as ACO director from 2004 to 2011, and was a founding member of Rescue Explorers Post 66 of the Boy Scouts of America.
His willingness to volunteer as a fireman helped provide manpower to protect the health and safety of our residents. His devotion to his duties as Raymond's Animal Control Officer showed his love for all animals and their well being. The Town of Raymond thanks him for all his years of service.” The plaque was signed by Samuel Gifford, chairman of the Raymond Board of Selectmen.
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