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Plantersville-Stoneham VFD tradition continues

April 10, 2019 - 00:00
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    Courtesy photo A severe storm warning did not dampen the spirts of more than 200 citizens attending the annual fundraiser for the Plantersville-Stoneham Volunteer Fire Department.

PLANTERSVILLE — Despite the torrential downpour Sunday afternoon, Plantersville Stoneham Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fundraiser was attended by more than 200 citizens.

“We had a great turnout, considering the weather,” said PSVFD Fire Chief Michael Briggs. “The ongoing support from our community, surrounding area and those that commute through our area is greatly appreciated - this show of love from the citizens makes all our work well worth it.”

According to organizers representatives of other county fired departments, including Anderson, Iola and Todd Mission, were among the attendees with representatives from throughout local and county government. There were raffles and an auction that helped raise funds for the department. The final matter of business was the passing of the VIP cap. Traditionally, the cap signified the honorary mayor of Plantersville, but after the city’s incorporation in 2018 and subsequent election of Karen Hale as the official Mayor of Plantersville, the cap was renamed the VIP cap.

“This year’s honoree was Brett Bratcher, who is known for his generosity and support within the community and county,” said Plantersville Aldermen Marilyn Bettes. “A special thank you goes to PSVFD Fire Chief Michael Briggs, the members of the PSVFD who unselfishly serve the community and to the PSVFD Board of Directors for its leadership.”