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Monday, December 31, 2012

Tonight, a bon fire to remember

Take that, Gävle Goat!
Click to enlarge - Tom Ferrio prepares for his blaze of glory
By Will Collette

Don't miss tonight's bonfire at Ninigret Park (4:30 - 7 PM). The annual Charlestown New Year's Eve bonfire is not to be missed, especially tonight.


Under pressure to match or surpass the Gävle Christmas Goat, bonfire organizer Frank "Frankie Pallets" Glista came up with the perfect solution with the help of my Progressive Charlestown colleague Tom Ferrio.




Tom and the bonfire - the before picture is
upper left. This is the "after."
Tom is always ready to volunteer, even if it means taking one for the team. So, in addition to being a volunteer firefighter, Tom has volunteered to become a volunteer fire.

He has been sitting atop the mound of pallets on the old airstrip pavement in Ninigret since Friday, waiting to become, literally, a part of Charlestown history. Ashes to ashes, so to speak.

So come out tonight for a great bonfire and to give Tom a warm send-off. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item for RI-CAN.