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CITY OF CREEDMOOR: Fireman's Day Saturday October 12

Local Government

By Press release submission | Oct 4, 2019

Source: City of Creedmoor

City of Creedmoor issued the following announcement on Sept. 30.

Fireman’s day dates back to 1959, and it is the one and only fundraiser for the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department. The parade starts at 3:30 p.m. on Main Street. The procession starts with the Durham Fire Department Honor Guard bringing our nation’s colors down the street and is followed by the CVFD’s fleet with sirens and lights flashing, firefighters throwing candy to the kids, and more! The parade draws fire trucks from over 20 neighboring departments along with local entries from schools and civic organizations.

The CVFD also hosts a Boot Drive, which is one of the oldest fire department fundraisers, and is exactly what it sounds like. Firefighters stand on Main Street and collect donations in their boots from those driving through. This is a quick and easy way to support your local fire department, and when added together these small donations can make a big difference! The Boot Drive runs from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Right after the parade, attendees will want to head to the Fire Department on Elm Street to pick up some BBQ or the CVFD’s famous Brunswick stew. A quart of stew or a pound of BBQ can be yours for $8, slaw will be sold by the pint for $4, or grab all three for $20.

“This is where we make the money we need to continue serving the community effectively. The Brunswick stew is homemade from scratch by all of the members of the department. The recipe is one that has been passed down since the first Fireman’s Day and is always a big hit in the community,” said Chief Billy Fisher.

Donations are also accepted throughout the day, and don’t forget to take home a fireman’s day t-shirt! Please come out and show your support for the dedicated members of CVFD!

Interested in serving as a volunteer fire fighter?

Applications are available for download on the City of Creedmoor’s website.

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