JESSE JAMES: Event Is Fundraiser For Fire Department
“bandits” with bandanas over their faces approached the U.S. Bank and had a “shootout” with lawmen.
Pineville Fire Chief Ryan Drake said of Jesse James Days, “This is by far our biggest fundraiser of the year. I think it’s a great community event. It brings everyone out for some fun while raising funds for the fire department to get the equipment we need to continue supporting and serving the community.”
Lavetta Pendergraft of Noel was among the vendors set up around the square. She was selling photographs. This was her first year to be a vendor at Jesse James Days.
“It’s great,” she said. “I’ve come just about every year. It’s something we used to do as a family.”
Jared Rinehart of Anderson was in line to get a funnel cake. It was his first time at Jesse James Days.
“I think it’s really cool,” he said. “I think it’s really fun and an awesome thing for the community.”
Adam Poland and William Ziemianin of Pineville were roasting corn to sell.
Poland said, “Business has been pretty steady. We’re doing about what we did last year.”
He said this was his fifth year roasting corn at the festival.
“It’s always a lot of fun. My dad did it before. William’s dad did it before. We’re just carrying on the tradition.”