Butch Dener has many amazing tales & experiences from his life on the music road, but he is a man of the people when it comes to his Catskills region. As many of us have recently witnessed severe city & town imbalanced budgets, so too has Butch. Unfortunately, we have also seen the cutting of key departments, including fire.
Butch has jumped in w/ both feet while assembling a June 14th rally for the New Paltz, NY volunteer fire department that may face deep budget cuts. The department has responded to nearly 300 calls since the beggining of '09 & the town will suffer if its department is reduced.
The rally will be held 2 PM @ New Paltz's Firestation II (near Putt Corners Road & Henry W. DuBois). Live music by The Trapps (a recent opening act for Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble), food & beverages, other local fire departments & celebrity speakers. Have your kids photographed on the fire trucks. Butch asks that folks who attend bring bottled water to help protest during the rally as one of the fire department cuts will be to cut drinking water.
To help Butch honor & support the New Paltz fire department, you can contact him @ supportNPVFD@aol.com or 845.527.4100.