Sanders honored, roasted during ceremony

Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 08:33 AM.

He said he remembered the early days of the fire department, when he worried about purchasing tires for the trucks and not having safety equipment for new firefighters. He also recalled the days when Havelock was incorporated.

“Who would have thought that in 1959 what Havelock would be today?” he said. “None of us. None of us ever dreamed that we would be what we are, and that’s thanks to a lot of you in this room. You wouldn’t take no for an answer. You didn’t ask what the government can do for me. You asked ‘how can I get involved? What can I do to make a difference?’”

Sanders, 66, gave thanks and praise to God, and said he appreciated all the support over the years.

“It has been a good run,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed it.”

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