Res­i­dents hold fundraiser for Oden­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany

The Capital - - MY TIME - — Gerry McIntyre

The res­i­dents of Cedar Ridge, a 55-plus ac­tive adult com­mu­nity, held a fundraiser for the Oden­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany on Sept. 15.

A to­tal of $4,985 was col­lected and pre­sented on Sept. 26 at the OVFC fire­house. Pres­i­dent David Lewis, Vice Pres­i­dent Wylie Don­ald­son, Chief Charles Rogers and As­sis­tant Head of Pub­lic Ed­u­ca­tion Dustin Hontz gra­ciously ac­cepted the do­na­tion from Cedar Ridge Mas­ter Board Vice Pres­i­dent Joan Athen, Shirley Rip­ple and fundraiser co-chair Gerry McIntyre.

Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, the fire­fight­ers ex­plained the mis­sion of the OVFC, equip­ment and Com­pany 28’s vol­un­teer sta­tus and said the do­na­tion would be put to­wards equip­ment and train­ing.

Res­i­dents col­lected do­na­tions from the 11-build­ing com­mu­nity, opened the pool, grilled hot dogs and held a prize raf­fle, all in sup­port of the lo­cal fire/emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices vol­un­teers.

A group of on-duty fire­fight­ers came down to en­joy some hot dogs and meet those they help. The res­i­dents of Cedar Ridge re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­forts of this vol­un­teer group; they help, res­cue and ac­tu­ally save lives, so it was nice to have them visit so res­i­dents could per­son­ally say “thank you.”

This fundraiser was so suc­cess­ful that Cedar Ridge hopes to make it an an­nual event.

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