Branford Exchange Club Honoring Shoreline Heroes Banquet

Post date: May 10, 2018 8:17:44 PM

Tuesday May 1, the Branford Exchange Club hosted their fourth Honoring Shoreline Heroes Banquet, at the Woodwinds in Branford.

Close to 300 were in attendance including First Selectmen, Commissioners, Fire and Police Chiefs.

A firefighter and Police officer were honored from East Haven, Branford, Guilford and North Branford.

Fred Campagna from WTNH 8 was the emcee for the night that saw Firefighters Barringham, Oca, Fisher, and Ash receive Glass Emerald awards, along with certificates from the State of Ct and National politicians; the awarded Police Officers were Ferris, Klarman, Shove and Sperry.

Dr. Henry Lee added closing remarks, and our speaker was Adam Greenberg. Adam has written a book describing his perseverance in life. Adam made it to the big leagues (Chicago Cubs) and was hit in the head by a 95 mile per hour fast ball on the very first pitch, and was not able to play in the majors as a seasoned player. His speech and video was motivational.

Special thanks to National VP Bill Solder and our Division Director Carol-Ann Totte for their support.

We hope to add more departments in the future, as our membership and “friends of Branford Exchange” expands.

Photo: Firefighters Barringham, Oca, Fisher, and Ash

Police Officers were Ferris, Klarman, Shove and Sperry

Jack Mushin, Chairman

Ellen Rosenthal, Program Coordinator