The Gettysburg Optimist Club donated $1000 to the Gettysburg Fire Department at it’s meeting on September 16, 2015.  Eric Bergdale, Chair of the Firemen’s Carnival, accepted the donation on behalf of the department.   The Firemen’s Carnival, which is a huge source of revenue for the department, was cancelled this year due to extreme weather conditions.  The funds will be used to maintain equipment and facilities at the fire station.