HCVFD End of Summer Bash Approaching

As the end of the summer approaches, so does the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department’s End of Summer Bash.

“I’m Crystal Waybright – I am with the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department, and I’m a lieutenant. We have around 20 members in the volunteer fire department. We run strictly on donations and fundraisers. We do not get paid for our services, and we do not charge for our services. Our donations go strictly toward our equipment and our fundraising goes toward that as well.”

“We are actually getting ready to have our End of Summer Fireman’s Bash. It is September 7th at 4:00 pm. We have a big raffle that has 43 prizes, nothing under $100 in value. We have guns, electronics, jewelry, cash prizes, and we have some outdoor equipment. We will also have a 50/50 raffle, Chinese raffle, silent auction – we play a card game, which will be giving away two different guns and a necklace and earring set that are diamonds. We will also have a lottery board, and this year we have added something new – it’s called the Chief One’s Table. It will have a bow, it will have a camera set, and we’ll also have a meat grinder. First winner will get to choose their prize.”

She spoke about ticket prices, and where you can find them.

“They are one ticket for $25.00 or five tickets for $100.00. If you have your ticket stub at the door, you get your meal for free., or you can pay $10.00 for a plate. We are having BBQ chicken and pork barbecue plus sides.

“You can get in touch with one of our volunteer fire department members. You can also get in touch with some of the ladies auxiliary members. We also have them in Fast Break in Monterey, Stonewall Grocery in McDowell, Bluegrass Mercantile – we also have them in Last Run Restaurant in Cass, Brightway Exxon in Monterey and Lightner’s Electrical in Monterey. We will have them for sale at the door as long as we have tickets.”

And for listeners who would like to become more involved with the fire department:

“If you would like to become a volunteer firefighter or a ladies auxiliary member, all you have to do is get in contact with myself or the Chief Elmer Waybright at 540-468-2269, or the president of the Ladies Auxiliary Ann Hise.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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