A great event held for a great guy
Chief Robinson is set to retire on April 12, 2019
We all came here today to Honor his years of service to Norwich.
I was going to the retirement party anyway, but the smoke led me to the barbecue first
Looks like Channel 5 news team smelled the smoke as well
Do you know who got the first burger?
There was plenty of food for all who came to the event
Looks like some nice conversations going on
And some familiar faces in a group photo
And the Chief says, What's going on here!
I think they might be family
A couple of familiar and friendly faces
That was a great lunch, What's for dessert?
Wishing the Chief the best, What's in the bag chief?
Pointing to the food perhaps? or just making a point
Just chilling out while enjoying a burger
Just hanging out waiting for presentation to start
And here comes the staff at the Town Hall
Some structured play at this table and just visiting with friends at the other tables
The Water Department is in full force here
Town manager keeping a close watch and waiting to start the official presentation
Just having a nice time of it is all
Town Manager addresses the crowd and begins the presentation
Select Board Chairman John Pepper talks to the audience
Sgt Jennifer Frank and Herb Durfee III speak to the attendees
Herb Durfee 111 holds up a new service coin dedicated to Doug
Sgt Jennifer Frank getting ready to show the portrait gift to the audience
Sgt Jennifer Frank shows portrait of the chief that was presented to him
I think he likes the resemblance and approves
Unveiling the framed gift as the Fire chief looks on and leads the applause
A nice tribute to include his rank, ID's, and service patches
Doug thanks the crowd and speaks about his time in Norwich
Doug received a bench as a Steward of Norwich at the Norwich Women's Club Gala
Nameplate inscription of Doug as a Steward of Norwich
I bet he will be doing a lot more of this now.
Remember, that it is OK to ride away as long as you come back and say hello once in a while. You will be missed Doug, AKA Brother, Chief, Boss and friend.
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