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Community support alive and well

What do firefighters, a pumper truck and catfish all have in common? On Saturday it was a southern fish fry fundraiser for the Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

The department is raising funds to outfit the new Wildland Urban Interface Pumper truck they are set to receive in the spring. According to Assistant Fire Chief Henry Womack, the funds raised will help pay for new equipment to outfit the pumper such as hoses, nozzles and forcible entry tools.

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While stormy skies threatened to put a damper on the day a steady flow of community members lined up in support of the department and to enjoy the fish fry. Southern fried catfish with all the fixings was on the menu for a donation.

Firefighters, volunteers, family and friends all pitched in to make the event a great success. Fried catfish, hush puppies, french fries and coleslaw along with an assortment of over the top delicious desserts were all on the menu. Of course, there was plenty of sweet tea and ice cold lemonade to wash it all down.

If you weren’t able to attend the fish fry you can still show your support by making a donation to these area heroes. Contact Treasurer Betty Tinsley at (434) 248-6771 or mail checks to Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 3448 Morris Creek Road, Pamplin, VA 23958.