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Food for Alabama Power in Fair Haven

Residents rally to feed the guys restoring their power

"Yes, ma'am!" said an Alabama Power worker when asked if Fair Haven was treating him and his colleagues well as they took a lunch break Sunday while wrapping up their efforts to get the borough powered up after nearly two weeks without.

He was one of many in a much welcomed cavalry of out of- and in-state power restoration crews working to complete the task so many in the slightly more than one-square-mile town's residents were anxious to see completed — lights on in the entire borough.

For the past few days, thrilled to see the crews, residents Brian Drazin and Heather Heard have spearheaded an effort to feed them. And they've been fed ... very well and with gratitude.

While all the crews parked at Fair Haven Fields chowed down on some grilled foods and homemade side dishes and desserts, signs calling the guys heros were strewn all over the fields and volunteer residents served up some good eats.

Accustomed to tornadoes, the Alabama guys said that, in comparison, the damage in this corner of the world was actually pretty bad. When asked, a few said that the reality is that in their neck of the national woods, the damage tends to be more concentrated in one area from tornadoes.

What they saw in this area, and Fair Haven, in particular, they said was more widespread damage and an inordinate amount of trees downed.

How did they like Fair Haven? "This is just an awful(ly) nice place, with a lot of real nice people," one worker could be overheard saying to another.

Thanks, Alabama Power!

Brian Drazin November 13, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Thanks to everyone who made this event a success. For those who are wondering, ALL leftover food went to highlands church and woodies in sea bright . As it turned out they NEEDED our supplies and were very happy when it arrived. Thanks to my neighbor Andrea Leland and Kelly Fox for scoping it out and finding very appropriate destinations for two truckloads of food and goodies. A SPECIAL thanks to Heather who kicked off the JERSEY HOSPITALITY that was so well deserved !!!
Brian Drazin November 13, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Last but not least, a BIG thanks to Bob Sickles for generously donating an amazing buffet of precooked food and soups. The java shop coffee was also donated as was food from Roosters in the acme center Finally, our grill masters Bill Lopez from LS and Rich Barry from FH did a great job and we had the BEST kitchen staff ever; without their hard work and all your volunteer efforts and donations we may have sent these dedicated workers home without the fond memories of a greatful community .
Michelle November 14, 2012 at 06:07 PM
3rd row of pictures, last picture in the row, the guy on left is the one I pulled up to and thanked! Thanks Alabama Power!
Regal November 14, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Thank you Fair Haven for the hospitality..."Best restoration trip ever"
Charlotte Gatewood Nairmore November 14, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I am the wife to one of the Ala Power men, thank you Fairhaven for taking care of my husband. If he's feed good he'll work forever. He's been with the company for 40 years, and countless storm trouble all over but y'all out did yourselves , my man ate good. Thank y'all so much and God Bless! Charlotte Nairmore


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