GRAFTON, Mass. ‒ It was a who's who of local dignitaries at the retirement party of longtime Grafton firefighter A.C. Davison.
There were nearly 100 people in attendance at the Polish National Home in South Grafton, including 20 family members plus many fellow firefighters and their wives.
Davison received proclamations from State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and State Rep. George N. Peterson (R-Grafton).
Selectman Brook Padgett offered thanks on behalf of the Town of Grafton. The master of ceremonies was Grafton Fire Capt. Steve Roney.
Davison received gifts from the department and his retirement badge by Fire Chief Michael "Mickey" Gauthier.
Davison's son, Andy, and his wife, Jackie, also spoke, sharing many wonderful family times.
Davison thanked everyone for their support and friendship during his 50 years in the fire service: 23 with Grafton and 27 with Worcester.
It was a wonderful night of well-deserved recognition shared in the company of friends and family.
Davison was profiled Monday in The Grafton Daily Voice.