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