Albion Lions Club donates $2K to COVA, challenges others to give to ambulance service

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 September 2022 at 4:58 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Ron Albertson, president of the Albion Lions Club, presents a check for $2,000 to Jennifer Stilwell, president of the COVA board of directors.

The Lions Club donated to COVA and urged other services clubs, business and residents to give to the ambulance provider which is in a financial crisis. COVA has ceased overtime paid staff and is trying to cut other costs, hoping it can secure funding from the central Orleans towns of Albion, Barre, Carlton and Gaines.

Others in the photo include, in back from left: Lions Club members Kevin Howard and Mark Johnson, COVA treasurer Anna Tower, COVA EMT and chief financial officer Brandi Fisher; Jill Albertson; COVA board member and Lions Club member Dan Conrad; and Laurie Schwab, COVA’s chief operations officer.

COVA also is urging central Orleans residents to sign a petition in support of a taxing district which COVA officials said would average $43 per $100,000 of assessed property in the four towns.

Those petitions are available at:

  • COVA Base – 239 S. Main St., Albion
  • Olde Dogge Inn – 14472 Ridge Road W., Albion
  • Toyz N’ Kandy – 28 E. Bank Street, Albion
  • Gilligan’s Galley – 928 Point Breeze Road, Point Breeze

Donations can also be made to COVA through the organization’s website. Click here for more information.