Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I want to express deep gratitude to everyone that helped make last Friday’s “Fire On Ice” event such a special night for my family. The Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Mamaroneck fire departments hit the ice for for their first annual face-off benefit, this year honoring the loss of our beloved husband and father, Richie. It was a night of high excitement on the ice–and the warmest feelings of friendship off.
My children and I are truly humbled by the generosity of so many people, businesses, and organizations that worked tirelessly on the event and contributed to the silent auction, raffles, dessert table, and chuck-a-puck fun. While I am beyond thankful for the donations to a family fund that will mean the world to Rich’s and my children as they grow, it is the gift of community that my children experienced that was truly overwhelming. It means so much to me and to Drew, Ryan, Katie, and Robbie right now to know that we are not alone. You could not have sent that message any louder than you did last week by filling the Hommocks Rink to the rafters. We are blessed to live in such a community.
Most especially, my children had a really good time. Thank you for incorporating them into the festivities. This has been a time of great sadness and heartache, so to see the boys’ smiles back on their faces as they strode across the ice for the puck-drop and to watch my daughter and her pals pull out the names of the raffle winners may seem like small gifts, but they gave beyond measure. Thank you so very, very much to the firefighters. And to everyone who joined in this touching tribute.
Kathy Brustman Rasor and family