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Hot Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad Is Trying A New Fundraiser This Spring

Warm Springs, Va – The Hot Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad is trying a new fundraiser this spring – a golf tournament at the Lower Cascades Course. Debbie Young is an EMT and the Training Officer with the Hot Springs Rescue Squad.

“The rescue squad does training every fall and it’s very costly, so we’re trying to raise funds for that and the Fire Department is trying to obtain some new uniforms,” says Young.

Robbie Chestnut is the Chief of the Hot Springs Fire Department.

“Also, it’s just something that we can show the community that we do appreciate what is given to us through this, doing fundraisers, and that we’re there to volunteer and serve our time for them,” says Chestnut. “And it’s just going to be a fun outing. And we hope to see a lot of people on that day.”

The cost is $60 per person including a BBQ meal that will be served at the Hot Springs Fire Department following the tournament. During the meal an awards ceremony will be held with prizes for winning teams. Several prizes are rounds of golf at various courses. And there will be a 50/50 raffle.

“It’s a captain’s choice tournament and a lot of people that play golf know what that is,” says Chestnut. “It’s a four person team and each hole, you take the best drive and each player will play from there and so on until the hole is completed. And it’s basically just a fun tournament. Of course golf can be competitive and stuff, but we do want to have good golfers. If you’ve never played golf and want to get on a team and come out and try it, this is a great opportunity to do that. To be able to play golf with someone that has before.”

Young is hoping that this tournament will be an annual event.

“We’re still looking for sponsors,” says Young. “We have people that can sponsor the hole for $100 or people that can sponsor the meal for $50. And they will be recognized that day.”

Chestnut is encouraging golfers to sign up early in order to help the department with planning. The tournament gets underway at 11 am on Saturday April 21 at the Lower Cascades Golf Course.

“We have done different things in the past and of course Hot Springs with the Homestead and everything, golf is a big deal here in the Alleghany Highlands,” says Chestnut. “And we did get the idea of doing a golf tournament and seeing how that would do as far as a fundraiser.”

For more information or to sign up for the Hot Springs Fire and Rescue Golf Tournament call 540-839-3312.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather as the host of Noon Hour magazine Monday through Friday and also on Wednesday nights from 10 p.m. until midnight as she and Chuck co-host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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