Fire truck 63. Photo by P. Vankevich

We wrote an editorial a few years ago that began with: It may be a bit unusual for an editorial to start with “Hey, go out and have fun next Saturday.” But, “hey.”  That is what you should consider doing.

The editorial was in support of the Ocracoke Firemen’s Ball. This important fundraising event for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will take place today (May 27) at the Community Center beginning with viewing of the silent auction at 4 p.m., great barbecue at 5 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. followed by music by the Ocracoke Rockers and Dune Dogs.

This is the most important fundraising event for the OVFD. The Department is in need of funds to replace two aging fire trucks.

So what we wrote back then still stands. Come out, have a meal, bid on some great items and rock away. This will be an occasion to say thank you to volunteer firefighters, many of whom will “volunteering” for this event.

For a recent stories on the OVFD, click here and here 

If you can’t attend, you can send a donation to the Ocracoke Fire Protection Association (OFPA) and mail it to OFPA, PO Box 332, Ocracoke, NC 27960.

Point of Disclosure: Peter Vankevich is on the editorial board for the Ocracoke Observer and is an Ocracoke volunteer firefighter.

Ladder training at the Ocracoke airport. Photo by P. Vankevich
OVFD training session. Photo by P. Vankevich
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