ELYSBURG - The "Save the Ambulance" cookbook is available just in time for holiday gift-giving.

With more than 750 recipes from friends and family of the Elysburg and Ralpho fire departments, the cookbook offers everything from old-time classics to ethnic favorites and everything in between.

One of the best features is a section from the family of Henry Hynoski, New York Giant and Elysburg native. There is also a color photo of Hynoski holding the trophy after he helped the Giants win the Super Bowl in his rookie year.

All the proceeds go directly to the Elysburg Fire Department to supplement the funding for the MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit). Due to budget cuts and less money coming in from yearly dues, the department is in need of revenue for the wages of the paramedics and supplies if this vital 24/7 care is to continue.

The cookbook cost is $18. It and can be shipped for an extra $4.95 to cover the padded mailer and postage fees.

Cookbooks are also available at area businesses, including Masser's Restaurant, Paxinos; Dr. Manney, chiropractic, Shamokin; Mattucci's, Mount Carmel, and Berger's Religious Store, Elysburg. The cookbooks can also be ordered at the Save the Ambulance FaceBook page or by calling call 672-1135 .

There are only a few hundred cookbooks left, so order soon to guarantee availability for Christmas.