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Members of the NHVFD Ladies Auxiliary sold lots of homemade pies and cakes on Saturday during the fire department’s annual Marathon. / September 11, 2017
A sunny and breezy Saturday provided a perfect setting for the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Marathon, which raised nearly $44,000 to finance the department’s operations for the year.

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary netted $22,300 on food sales after serving 400 gallons of Brunswick stew, 400 pounds of fried chicken, 800 pounds of pork barbecue and 400 hot dogs along with thousands of slices of pies and cakes.

Included in their total was the $2,800 they made selling raffle tickets for a handmade floral quilt.

Fire department members received another $15,000 plus in donations from members of the community as well as another $1,500 they made selling raffle tickets on a Honda four wheeler.

NHVFD chief Ronnie Waller thanked everyone for their donations and for the support shown by all who participated in the day’s activities.

Along with the food, guests availed themselves of information from the Sheriff’s Office, as well as free health screenings by employees of Sentara Regional Hospital. Also on hand were representatives of the local library system and numerous vendors who offered their wares for sale.

Waller thanked also the musical groups and singers who took part in the day long program, as well as the many community volunteers who helped with the activities.

“It was a great day for us all and we thank you,” he said.

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