Giving Thanks: Town Highway, Jesse Lee, Route4Me Software

To the Editor:

Boy Scout Troop 116 would like to extend our gratitude to the town of Ridgefield for another successful year of our Christmas Tree Pickup fundraiser. We are thankful, not only for all the folks in Ridgefield who sign up to have their trip picked up by the Scouts, but also to so many other constituents that make this event possible, including: Jesse Lee Methodist Church, our charter organization, for the use of their parking lot Friday night and Saturday as a staging area for our rental trucks, as well as Martin Hall on Saturday morning as a gathering point for our 80+ volunteers; to the Town Highway Department who most graciously allows us to come in and out of the transfer station all day and to their endless help moving all the trees we bring in; to Budget Truck Rental in Danbury for always seeming to have that extra truck we need; to Route4Me Software, Inc. for donating their world-class route software and apps for a month, there is no way we could do it without them!; to the patient drivers around town on Saturday who put up with us as we carefully move those 16-foot rental trucks all over the narrow lanes of our beautiful town. And again, to each of our customers who are the reason we are out there in the first place, thank you for your donations and support of our Troop each and every year. We look forward to seeing you all again in early January 2019!

Tizzie and Tom Mantione

Christmas tree pickup organizers