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Visit monthly VFD meetings

March 15, 2023 - 00:00
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On behalf of White Hall Community VFD, I would like to invite community residents to attend business meetings held the first Monday of each month. Meetings help the community know what is going on with the department, they can ask questions and visit with volunteer firefighters and auxiliary members. This is not a means of getting you to join, but a way of supplying information about our department. However, we are always ready for new members.  Training for firefighters is planned by our Training Coordinator, Christopher Vickers.  


As most of you know, we have several volunteer fire departments in Grimes County but unfortunately our County is not rich so the allotments each department receives do not cover all expenses to keep our residents safe. Our department covers 60 square miles of protection.  White Hall VFD needs new air tanks. When the amount per tank was discussed and the fact that we need 14, I kind of lost my breath for a moment.  Not having fire personnel in my family means I am not aware of all the equipment costs. Perhaps you feel the same way. Come visit with us the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the station.


Our first Saturday BBQ sandwich sale this month was a profitable one and we appreciate our loyal customers who support by purchasing our sandwiches. In case you didn’t know, our firefighters and auxiliary are also our BBQ cookers, sauce makers, delivery staff, etc.


Salem Lutheran Fish Fry is March 24, at White Hall Community Center, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Onsite dining and carryout available. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. Hope to see you there.


Please add our sick and homebound friends to your prayer list. These friends include Jean Fleischhauer, Sue Kolojaco, Mary Bauer, Rosa Finke, Mary Whatley, Billie Wittenbach, Alexander Hanna, Troy Weigand, Shawn Welch, Kimberly Weiser, Bib Kapchinski, Delores Mitschke, Charlotte Serres, Loyd Finke, Mark Shimshack and Betty Feldmann.


Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries:

March 18 – Lisa Lahrmann; March 19 – Luke Netardus, Mike and Carol Serres; March 20 – Billy Robbins, Jr.; March 21 – Billy and Linda Robbins; March 23 – Don Lazrine; March 24 – Julianna Feldmann. Congratulations to each of you!  


Upcoming Calendar Events:

March 16 – Sonshine Sisters Dominoes.

March 16 – Grimes VFW Post 4006 Auxiliary meeting at Trinity House.

March 24 – Annual Fish Fry for Salem Lutheran Church.

April 1 – WHCVFD BBQ Sandwiches, 11 a.m. till sold out at the station.

April 3 – WHCVFD Monthly business meeting, 7 p.m. at the station.

April 1 – YOGA for a Cause, Salem Lutheran Educational Bldg, 11 a.m.

April 22 – White Hall Community Center Annual Birthday Bash.

April 28-29 – BBQ Cook-off hosted by White Hall Icehouse and Café, details to follow.


If you have any information you wish to share, please feel free to call at 936-870-5284 or email me at and I will be happy to add to my column.