Contributed by Philip Tidwell
East Texas Piney Woods residents as well as those residing in surrounding towns and communities should mark their calendars for Saturday, September 30, and plan to attend the Mims Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser all-day celebration. Admission is free.
Volunteer firefighters, along with the volunteer EMTs and ambulance service, and the volunteer fire departments they represent are constantly in need of our help to restore lost equipment and depleted funds that will enable them to respond so admirably as they have in the past.
As usual there will be games for the kids and a silent and live auction for items donated by local businesses and citizens. As always, for a mere $10.00 donation you will be served delicious food prepared by the Mims Ladies Auxiliary along with community volunteers beginning at noon. As an added bonus, the auxiliary ladies will also conduct a bake sale and will offer a variety of delicious items for your sweet tooth.
This year’s grand prize raffle includes the traditional trailer sporting a pair of rugged but sleek motorbikes, to be given away to some lucky resident who holds the winning $5.00 ticket!
All proceeds go to the Mims Volunteer Fire Department in order to enable them to continue to serve East Texas and surrounding communities.
Make your plans to come out to the New Mims VFD Fire Station on the north shore of Lake O’ The Pines located at the corner of U.S. Highway 729 and Victory School Road to enjoy the festivities.
For more information or to volunteer to help with this worthy cause, you may contact the Mims Volunteer Fire Department at 903-755-4112 or for general info, contact event chairman Marie Dunn at 903-665-0828.
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