Tritt Will Aid Miners’ Rescue Team

Travit Tritt will donate $25,000 to the Sipesville Volunteer Fire Company, the lead team responsible for rescuing nine Pennsylvania coal miners July 28. Tritt will make the presentation Saturday (Aug. 3) at a concert at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio, about 200 miles from where the men were trapped. “I watched the rescue live, as I’m sure most of America did, and was inspired by the drive and dedication of the rescue workers on the scene,” said Tritt. “With so many bad things happening on the news, it renewed my pride as an American to witness such an amazing and positive ending to what could have been another tragic situation. I hope that by making this donation I will inspire others to do the same.” The contribution will go toward upgrades to the fire hall. 08/01/02