The Hot Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad Celebrates 60 Years

On Sunday, September 17th, the Hot Springs Rescue Squad will celebrate 60 years of service to the community. Festivities kick off at 2:00 pm. There will be memorabilia on display as well as refreshments. The community is invited to share in this day with past and present volunteers.

I sat down with Perlista Henry. Perlista “PY” as she is known discussed the origins of the Hot Springs Rescue Squad and talked about some of the founding members. PY has a wealth of knowledge and is a very talented story teller.

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Danny Cardwell

Danny is the Station Coordinator for WCHG, and the host of our gospel and country hours on Wednesdays 10:00 am to noon. He and his wife Renee Cardwell live with a spoiled dog (Toddie) in Hot Springs. Danny is a Deacon at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Hot Springs. He operates and is a site administrator and featured writer for the website He has been a frequent contributor to The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, All Politics Are Local, and Politics Done Right. Danny has tutored, lectured, and mentored at risk youth in churches, group homes, and inside the Virginia Department Corrections. He serves on the board of directors for Preservation Bath and chairs the Bath Community Hospital Patient Advisory board.

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