Disclosure: Photo and text is copied and pasted directly from the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company’s Facebook page
Our rural volunteer fire company is raising funds for a new station. We are currently using a small 40 x 80 garage as a fire and rescue station. Several life saving units are stored outside. Building estimates are 3.5 to 4 million dollars. Our volunteers have responded to 100 % of our calls for over two years! Our community needs a new fire station and the volunteers need a safe place to train, sleep, eat, shower and operate from. Our community has supported us for over twenty years and simply cannot afford a new fire station. We are reaching out to others for assistance. We operate the only Technical Large Animal Rescue Team in the Commonwealth providing this service to the entire state for free! You can donate through Amazon Smile and it will not cost you a thing – simply log on to their site and register Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue as your choice as the recipient. Our community and the fire and rescue providers would greatly appreciate your support!!
Local photographers Lisa Crowley of Jeffersonton and Joanie Jenkins of Rixeyville were winners of a photography contest held by the Jefferson Ruritan Club earlier this year. The award was having their photographs published in the Jefferson Ruritan’s 2014 fund-raising spiral-bound wall calendar with a photo credit, and a free calendar.
Copies of the calendar can be purchased for $10 at the Jefferson Ruritan’s Friday Night Turkey Shoots and their monthly Breakfast Buffets at the Jeffersonton Community Center. Proceeds will go to charitable and community service projects.
The calendar features photographs of the Amissville, Jeffersonton, and Rixeyville areas. Photographs were taken by local photographers Cory Carter of Reva, Joanie Jenkins of Rixeyville, and Lisa Crowley, Kim Jefferson, and two members of the Jefferson Ruritan Club who requested their names be with-held from this post, all of Jeffersonton.
Some calendar pages are sponsored by local businesses. Dates are pre-marked with reminders of anticipated Ruritan events such as the Groundhog Day Dinner, monthly breakfast buffets, Turkey Shoots, craft/yard sales, and club meetings.
The calendar, is a result of the club’s efforts to find new fund-raising and community service ideas. The calendar sales may become an annual tradition.
Doug Grover, 16, and Caleb Keaton, 17, of Amissville VA, Marshal O’Bannon, 17, of Jeffersonton, Jared Arnold, 12, and T.J. Sooksanguan,13, of Culpeper VA made their parents proud this autumn at the Jeffersonton Community Center in Jeffersonton, by winning prizes of different rounds of the Jefferson (VA) Ruritan Club’s Friday Nights Turkey Shoot.
Forty percent of the competitors at the November 1st competition were youths under the age of 18. The youths competed with adults, and they won a variety of first, second and third prizes during the good natured competitions.
Five food rounds are held at every event, with first, second, and third prizes awarded for each round. Food prizes awarded throughout the event typically include: turkey, bacon, pork loin, shrimp, chicken, roasts, hams, and steaks.
Door prizes awarded October 25th event included: a $25 Gift Card provided by Tippy’s Tacos of Warrenton, a $5 Gift Card provided by Moo Thru of Remington, a free breakfast at the next Jefferson Ruritan Club Breakfast Buffet, and $25 cash from the Jefferson Ruritan Club.
Door prizes awarded November 1st included: a $50 Gift card provided by White Horse Car Wash of Warrenton VA, an Ugly Stik Fishing Rod provided by Clark Brother’s Gun Shop of Warrenton, a free breakfast at the next Jefferson Ruritan Club Breakfast Buffet, $25 cash from the Jefferson Ruritan Club, and a Camoflauge set consisting of a thermos and hand made duct tape wallet provided by 2 Market 2 Market Your Dot Com of Jeffersonton. Included inside the duct tape wallet was a “Buy One Get One” coupon provided by Mountain Run Bowling Center of Culpeper.
Two “Jackpot” cash rounds are held at every event, with the winner taking 60% of the ticket sales for the round.
As always, the concession stand volunteers kept the participants, volunteer staff, and drop-in diners well fed.
Raffle tickets are still being sold for the 2013 Turkey Shoot Raffle prize, which is a collection of three items: a Flextone Buck Commander Rut Hunter Deer Call and a pair of Nikon Aculon A30 10 x 25 binoculars provided by the Jefferson Ruritan Club, and a Blackhawk Specops Stock Gen ii recoil suppression system provided by Warrenton Arms and Outdoors of Warrenton. Raffle tickets are $2 each, and can be purchased at any of the Turkey Shoots, or by contacting the Ruritan Club at email@example.com. The winner of the raffle will be drawn December 20 during that evening’s Turkey Shoot event.
The Turkey Shoots, held at the Jeffersonton Community Center in Jeffersonton VA, are scheduled to be held every Friday night through December 20th, weather permitting. Target sales begin at 7pm, and the events end at 10pm. A “rain-date make-up” night of January 3, 2014 has been scheduled to accommodate the rained-out date of October 11th.
About the Turkey Shoots:
The Jefferson Ruritan Club has held Turkey Shoots as one of their primary fund-raising events since 1986. Club members volunteer their time to staff the family-friendly Turkey Shoots. Profits from the Turkey Shoots support local charities and the Jeffersonton Community Center.
The Turkey Shoots target sales begin at 7pm, and run until the last prize is awarded. Steel shot is used, and provided by the club. Targets for food rounds cost $3 for one target, $6 for two targets, $8 for three targets, Jackpot (money) round targets cost $5 per target. Some nights run later than others, but the events are usually over by 10pm. The concession stand closes at 9:30pm.