Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is "Raising the Roof"

Mix "fun" with "fundraising" on Saturday, October 19th, as the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department presents an evening of food and family entertainment. From 4 to 8pm, at the Mt. Vernon General Store (formerly Midway Market) at the corner of 7805 New Hwy. 68 and Reagan Valley Road in Tellico Plains, children will enjoy the bounce house and face painting. Come see who bravely volunteers to be the victim of the dunk tank! Food and beverages for sale will include hot dogs and chili, and homebaked goodies will also be for sale. Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band will provide live old-timey and bluegrass music. Come by and meet your local volunteer firefighters and fellow Mt. Vernon community residents.

Proceeds from this event will be used to 'raze' and to 'raise' the roof - the Mt. Vernon Fire Station, located at 700 Old State Road in Tellico Plains, is in dire need of a new roof. The ceiling in the donated building has been leaking for too long, filling barrels with rainwater. Two layers of old roofing must be removed and a new roof installed, at an estimated cost of $30,000. The Fire Department is comprised of a small hard-working crew of volunteer firefighters, dedicated to protecting their community while forced to operate with very limited funds. If you can't join the fun on October 19th, please donate to the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department on their website:
Your support is appreciated.
Download the Raise the Roof flyer

1 comment:

Rick Lavoie said...

Our Fire Dept is 100% volunteer! These guys give their effort and time for training, required classes, and fire fighting all for our benefit. Please join Judy and me in supporting our volunteer fire fighters. Also, stop by the fire station to see just how bad the fire station roof is. It needs to be removed and a new roof added asap! They need to raise $30,000 to have a new roof. Not to mention their equipment, truck, and gear are also old and in need of replacement. Please take a moment to read the above posting and encourage your friends to do the same.