Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, March 19, 2010

Norwood firefighters rebuilding Norwood girls’ softball field

Since 1984, the Norwood Firefighters Association has contributed thousands of dollars to the Plogman and Condron Scholarship Fund, which was set up to honor the memories of Norwood firefighters Robert Plogman and James Condron who died a few years earlier in the line of duty. Each year, the fund awards two Norwood High School seniors $3,000 scholarships. To date, approximately $70,000 in scholarships has been awarded. The primary way the NFA raises funds is their annual golf outing, which will be held April 24, at Glenview Golf Course. For more information, call the firehouse at 458-4562. The NFA also receives contributions from local organizations like Norwood Moose. Some of these funds are funneled to projects that benefit children, with an emphasis on Norwood children.

Firefighter George Schneider told us, “Other than the NFA scholarships, our $25,000 rebuilding of the Norwood girls’ softball field at Norwood High School is the largest single project we have ever undertaken. Some of the work is contracted, like the concrete under dugouts Cook Concrete & Waterproofing is doing for cost. Last week, our firefighters spent several days putting on roof structures. They are installing fencing in the outfield that can be taken down later for other uses.”

The project will be completed in time for the March 30 Opening Day of Norwood Girls Softball. The Norwood Firefighters Association invites everyone to come and enjoy complimentary hotdogs and soda. Pure Rock 96.5 Radio will be broadcasting before the game, and Channel 19 Anchor Meghan Mongillo will throw out the first pitch and is expected to cover the event.