The Constantine Brainstormers group staged a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 24 at American Legion Post #223 in Constantine, an event that also included a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds were earmarked for the Constantine Fire Department to purchase five automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). An A.E.D.is a portable electronic device that diagnoses potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmia of ventricular fibrillation in a patient and it is able to treat the arrhythmia through the application of electrical therapy, thus allowing the heart to establish an effective rhythm.
Three Rivers Eagles #2303 donated food items for the dinner and the Constantine Fire Department donated the dessert.
Donations are still being taken toward the purchase of AEDs. Make checks payable to the Constantine Fire Department and drop them off either at the fire department or the Constantine Village Office.
Source: Story and photos contributed by Angie Birdsall.