Good­will holds Cash Bash

Record Observer - - FRONT PAGE - By DAN TABLER Con­tribut­ing Writer

CEN­TRE­VILLE — A lucky fel­low from Ch­ester­town had the win­ning $10,000 ticket at the very suc­cess­ful 6th an­nual Cash Bash held Satur­day at the Good­will fire­house in Cen­tre­ville.

A very happy Wil­liam Walm­s­ley was pre­sented the check in the fire­house af­ter the 6 p.m. draw­ing by Ray­mond Aaron, com­pany pres­i­dent, and John Cvach, com­pany as­sis­tant trea­surer.

Walm­s­ley very gra­ciously asked that the check be made out for $9,500, giv­ing

$500 back to the Good­will Fire Com­pany.

Fire com­pany mem­bers said it looked like this year’s big event was the largest in at­ten­dance ever with the crowd over­flow­ing the large tent be­hind the fire­house and ta­bles filled with peo­ple in the en­gine bays of the fire­house.

The fun started at noon as num­bers were called ever y two-and-a-half min­utes giv­ing away any­where from $3,000 on down to $125 to lucky ticket hold­ers. There were also free food and bev­er­ages avail­able from noon to 6 p.m.

This has turned into a fine fundraiser for the fire com­pany and as one lady noted dur­ing the day, “Well, I think this has turned into a won­der­ful com­mu­nity af­fair.”

The fire com­pany is now 128 years old pro­vid­ing ser­vice to the com­mu­nity, and Com­pany Pres­i­dent Ray­mond Aaron said all mem­bers ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port given to the com­pany in fundrais­ing ef­forts.

The United Com­mu­ni­ties Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment on Kent Is­land brought a truck to the fire­house to act as stand-by dur­ing the day and re­sponded to two alarms.

PHOTO BY DAN TABLER

A happy Wil­liam Walm­s­ley and his wife ac­cept the top prize at the Good­will Fire Com­pany Cash Bash Satur­day at the fire­house from Com­pany Pres­i­dent Ray­mond Aaron (left) and Com­pany As­sis­tant Trea­surer John Cvach (right). Walm­s­ley turned $500 of the $10,000 prize back to the fire com­pany.

PHOTO BY DAN TABLER

Com­mu­nity mem­bers filled the Good­will Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany fire­house dur­ing the 6th an­nual Cash Bash fundraiser in Cen­tre­ville.

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