VFD fundraiser tops $20k

  • From left, Arbala Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian Fairchild, Saltillo VFD secretary Dutch Vallaster and North Hopkins Chief Bobby Harris gather around the new air canisters purchased for county VFDs with federal funds. Further to the left, Dike VFD Chief A. G. Sandifer and Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley go over paperwork. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer
    From left, Arbala Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian Fairchild, Saltillo VFD secretary Dutch Vallaster and North Hopkins Chief Bobby Harris gather around the new air canisters purchased for county VFDs with federal funds. Further to the left, Dike VFD Chief A. G. Sandifer and Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley go over paperwork. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer
After a month of fundraising among county volunteer fire departments, Saltillo Volunteer Fire Department emerged with the $1,000 bonus by raising the most money during Tully Insurance’s donation drive, which brought in a total $20,140 for all 11 county VFDs. At an event at the square Thursday morning, Jason Tully, owner of Tully Insurance Agency, congratulated the volunteer firefighters for…

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