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Fall Festival beats the rain, raises cash for Clover firefighters
SoVaNow.com / September 23, 2013The Clover Fall Festival on Saturday beat the clock as area firefighters completed their friendly competition moments before showers descended on the community. Meantime, the Clover fire department, sponsors of the annual festival, closed in on its fundraising goals for the day.
“We had to move the band inside out of the rain, but other than that things went well,” said Clover Fire Chief Bert Martin.
“It was a really good day,” added Martin, noting that the department’s goal had been to take in $25,000, of which $23,805 was collected on Saturday. Martin said the department budgeted $15,000 in profit after all the expenses are paid, and to date it has $14,270 in the clear.
He said donations are still coming in, and he expects to make the goal of netting $15,000 with the day’s activities.
The department’s stew sales were a complete sell-out, with only a few hot dogs and hamburgers and supper plates remaining at the end of the day.
There were six lucky raffle winners as Randall Howard of Halifax won the big $1,000 cash prize. Four year old Laci Tucker of Clover was one of five $150 consolation winners. Other $150 winners were Ronnie Hazelwood and Mary Newcomb, both of Clover, Runt Powell of South Boston and Kitty Coleman of Scottsburg.
The South Hill Fire Department took the top honors of the day — the G. Tanner Memorial Trophy— in the Fireman’s Competition. South Hill placed first in the one-man hose competition and the two-man RIT, as well as in the four man ladder competition and the forceable entry contest.
South Hill members placed second in the bucket brigade and in the six-man hose contest and third place in the four-man hose competition.
The Boydton Fire Department won first place in the four-man and six-man hose contests and the bucket brigade, while finishing second in the two-man RIT and the four-man ladder contests. Boydton finished third in the one-man hose and the forceable entry competition.
The team dedicated their wins to one of their members who died earlier in the week after helping out with training for the competition.
Chase City’s firefighters took second place in the one-man hose and third in the two-man RIT and the four-man ladder contest. The Kenbridge department took two second place finishes — in the foreceable entry and the four-man hose competition — and third place in the bucket brigade and the six-man hose contests.
The Victoria department won the Sportsman trophy, and Colonial Heights had the truck coming in from the greatest distance. Amelia brought the apparatus traveling the longest distance.
Martin, who served as president of the Southside Virginia Association of Firefighters during the past year, said the fireman’s competition was combined with the Fall Festival this year for the first time.
The competition will be held in South Hill next year since the incoming president of the association is a member of that department.
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