Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Good Torch

 Flame of Hope enters town center

It wasn't all bad news on the public safety department front yesterday. 

The Western Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run, a 3 mile jog from Amherst PD headquarters on Main Street to Kennedy Dorm Southwest area UMass, managed to step off at the scheduled start, 7:00 PM. 

As they were running up Main Street, South Hadley Fire Department was arriving for a fire alarm at Johnny's Tavern just opposite Town Hall.  All AFD personnel were busy fighting the major fire at Southpoint Apartments.

The Torch Run is a nationwide benefit to raise money for Special Olympics.  This local event is doubly beneficial as the torch run culminates with the lighting of a cauldron to signal the start of the Summer Games.

Line up at APD headquarters

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might consider changing the headline of this post. It is rather jarring to scroll down after the apartment fire story.