The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a benefit dinner on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Russo’s On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach.
The department, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, will salute its Honorary fire commissioners, D. Majorie Centrone, Anthony Gurino and Frank Russo Jr.
“These three individuals have and continue to assist the West Hamilton Beach volunteers, even during the most trying of times, in particular during the Hurricane Sandy crisis,” the department said in its letter advertising the dinner dance.
The fire department will also honor local officials — state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), former Assemblywoman and Queens County Clerk Audrey Pheffer, former state Sen. Serphin Maltese and former Councilman Al Stabile.
The WHBVFD, which depends in large part on private support to operate, lost all of its vehicles in the hurricane.
Tickets to the dinner dance are $85 per seat. For more information, call (718) 843-1716.