Knickerbocker delivers a "BIG" thank you to Bay Fire & Rescue!

Residents of the Knickerbocker Apartments deliver a big sandwich for their everyday heros!

If anyone were to ask the residents of the Knickerbocker Apartments what their definition of a hero is, the answer would undoubtedly be the Bay Village Fire & Rescue Department. This professional group of individuals are always there to help with compassion and understanding. Quick with a joke to lighten the mood or a squeeze of the hand for understanding, the Bay firefighters bring a sense of security the minute they come through the door.

The residents felt that September 11th was an appropriate day to let their "heroes" know just how much their kindness is appreciated. To say "thank you" in a big way, they made on over-sized sub sandwich, homemade potato salad, chips, and baked treats for everyone in the department.  "I love those guys," said June Anderson. "And they're handsome, too!" she added with a wink.

In an ironic twist, Hazel Hollenbach has not had to use the services of the rescue team. At 101 years young, Mrs. Hollenbach is the matriarch of a family of firefighters currently working in surrounding communities. She is so healthy and active, the running joke is, "the only time the paramedics are at her place is when they stop by for dinner." Hazel smiles and says, "It is still good to know they are there if I need them!" Everyone at the Knickerbocker couldn't agree more.

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Volume 1, Issue 3, Posted 1:53 PM, 09.22.2009