The Verdunville Volunteer Fire Department (VVFD) and the Verdunville Church of God held a Community Fun Day in Verdunville July 30.
The event took place at the Verdunville Church of God featured live music, the VVFD mascot Sparky the Dog, inflatables, a dunking booth and several safety training stations.
Verdunville Fire Chief Windell Hunter climbed into a dunking booth and attendees tested their skill with baseballs trying to dunk the chief.
The Community Fun Day functioned mostly as a fundraiser for the VVFD’s Responding with Santa Program.
During Christmas 2015, the VVFD and the Cora Fire Department delivered around 500 gifts for the Responding with Santa Program and added more than 60 pairs of shoes for their Kicks for Kids initiative.
Attendees of the Community Fun Day were also able to get some basic fire safety training.
People were able to learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher, install a smoke detector and sign up for a CPR class.
I would like to give a special thank you to all the Verdunville Fire Dept. and Verdunville COG members that worked so hard to make today a success. We will continue to support our community,” Hunter explained.
“We also want to thank Giovanni’s of Logan for bringing Bill’s Famous Lemonade Stand to our event. Also, everyone that donated gifts for the raffle to raise money for Responding with Santa, we greatly appreciate you so much. Hopefully this year will be our best yet!”
Hunter added the VVFD would like to thank Pepsi, City tire, Ems Tire Pros, Napa Auto Parts, Thornhill ford, Chief Logan State park and the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]