FIREHOUSE FEST and YOU!, SHIRLEY B. BERARDO, August 12, 2018

As of this writing, the Whitesville Rural Volunteer Firehouse offers the following:

 

“The Department and Board of Directors is working in coordination with the presumptive General Contractor for the project to establish a date for the official ground breaking ceremony.  When a firm date has been established it will be communicated via broadcast print and electronic media.”

 

“This ceremony is an important milestone in the development and construction of the long-awaited Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station at Cane Bay.  Federal, State and elected officials will be present.  The station will be dedicated to a fallen fire fighter.  Print and television media will be present to report this important leap forward in enhancing the safety and security of the residents of Cane Bay and the surrounding communities.”

 

“The General Contractor is responsible for planning and coordinating the formal ground breaking ceremony and the agenda and date for the ceremony will come from the General Contractor.”

 

For those of us on the Fundraising Committee, it has been quite a year arranging everything from creating the firehouseatcanebay.org website, communication and marketing opportunities, bank accounts and audit processes, Coupon Book sales, website Brick Ordering, gathering Firehouse Build Process information, learning from and reporting on our County Council, researching alternate program sites, rescheduling and producing a multitude of fundraising programs.

 

From the beginning, the Fundraising Committee felt the responsibility to SAVE THE CHILDREN.  Our original quest motivates us to do whatever necessary to bring our Fundraising efforts to fruition.  We need you to be part of our team and help us SAVE THE CHILDREN of Cane Bay Plantation and surrounding areas.  

 

The Firehouse at Cane Bay Fundraising Committee, continues raising funds for Firemen’s Uniforms/Equipment, Office Furniture/Supplies and Computers through grants, business and individual donations.  It is exciting to see our website Thermometer rise to over $38,000 raise to date (8-10-18) with continuing Sponsor’s incoming funds for the FIREHOUSE FEST.  Another exciting happening is our website to date has garnered 17,777 viewers.  By the time you read this announcement, that figure will rise to 19,000 or more.  Impressive!  We are proud too of our Sponsor Logo, which when clicked on bring the user to the Sponsor website.  Please support our sponsors who have reported new customers from this capability.  Visit our website, firehouseatcanebay.org and learn of the many fundraising events held/in plan, government, business and public support. 

 

FIREHOUSE FEST is our premier event scheduled at the Cane Bay High School Athletic grounds September, 23, 12 PM – 5 PM.   Admission $5.00 per adult, children under 18 invited free. 

Five Fire Departments are bringing Firetrucks, Fan Boat, Rescue Boat, Special Life Saving Equipment.  They will demonstrate equipment and have Fire Prevention educational games and programs for the children and parents. Bring the grandchildren, this is an opportunity for them to learn life-saving fire prevention.  The EMT ambulance as well Medic Helicopter if not being used for emergency, the Sheriff/Police Departments, Sponsor businesses will provide both fun and giveaways. There will be 8 Food vendors with a wide variety of offerings to date, LOWCOUNTRY CLASSIC band (donating their talent once more!), D.J., PAWs puppies (maybe a Dalmatian), a Photographer to take your grandchildren’s photo with the Firetruck and/or puppies, PET OXYGEN MASKS, Star Wars Characters, Jump Castles, Antique cars as well as Volvo S60 and Stokes Honda’s latest issue, special guests, in process are Birds of Prey, Robot Demonstrations, ROTC Colorguard and CBHS ensemble for the opening ceremony, Door Prizes throughout the afternoon and much more.  All you would expect in a quality program.  To be a participant, sponsor or a volunteer please see our firehouseatcanebay.org website for details or contact me at sberardo.homes.com.

 

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