Support The S.M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How often do we take for granted the people who serve us every day (i.e. grocery store clerk, mail man or woman, electric power board or gas company technician, and even our own family members)? What about the police and fire officers who work around the clock to make sure our families are safe? If you’re like me, it’s easy to take for granted these individuals who faithfully serve without much appreciation. A friend who moved to Signal Mountain several years ago said, “Signal Mountain is Mayberry with cable.” While we may laugh at that “tribute” to Andy Griffith, let’s not forget that one of the reasons we are so fortunate to live in a safe community is due to the faithful efforts of our police and fire officers, men and women who are also husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and heroes.

About 40 years ago, my grandfather, Silas M. Robertson, Jr., started the Signal Mountain Police & Fire Christmas Fund as a way to give back to our public safety officers. After his passing in 2004, and in light of my grandfather’s spirit of giving and his love for our community, we named the fund the S.M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund. This has traditionally been a time for the citizens of Signal Mountain to express our thanks to the police and fire men and women by contributing to a Christmas Fund, which is given to them on Christmas Eve.

Please join me in showing our overwhelming support for these men and women. As Christmas is a time to rejoice with family and friends and a time to thank God for our many blessings, please consider making a contribution as part of your year-end giving. No gift is too small or too big ($10, $25, $100, or more).

You can put your contribution in a box located at the Police Station or mail a check, payable to the S. M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund, to the Police Department, 1111 Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.

As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, your police and fire officers join me in wishing you and yours a safe and happy Christmas season.

T.W. Francescon, Jr.

S.M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund




T. W. Francescon, Jr.

S. M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund



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