Monday, April 21, 2008

Fire Department Fundraiser on August 2nd

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Congressman Patrick McHenry and USDA Rural Development representative Terry Edsel visited Beech Mountain recently to present a check for a grant to the Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. Ms. Foxx is seen here in the new pumper truck.

On April 1st the BMVFD received delivery of a brand new all-wheel drive pumper truck. It is currently being equipped to put into service where members will be able to train for structure fires with 'Class A' foam, making for more effective efforts and lowering property losses. A FEMA grant enabled the department to purchase this truck by providing money to partially fund the purchase. Fundraisers vitally supplement additional funds necessary for our volunteer fire department to operate.

The annual fundraiser for the BMVFD will be held on Saturday, August 2nd this year. This is always a fun and much anticipated event so book early as space is limited!

The golf and tennis tournaments will operate, as usual, under the direction of Tim Smith (tennis pro for the Club) and John Carrin (golf pro for the Club).

The Saturday night cocktail buffet and dance will be held this year at the Beech Mountain Club Dining Room.

Invitations will be sent out in the near future. To avoid the rush you may call (anytime after May 1st) the following for reservations:

Golf Tournament - John Carrin: 828-387-4717
Tennis Tourmament - Tim Smith: 828-387-4208, Ext. 3
Cocktail buffet/dance - Dining Room: 828-387-4747

Note that these events are a great way to support the BMVFD and that we would not have the great insurance rates and equipment that we do if it were not for your support. If you wish to contribute but cannot attend any of these events, you may contact our fire chief, Jim Brooks, at 828-387-4251 to see how you can help.

To check out pictures and further information on the fire deparment, go to Thank you in advance for your support.

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