Firefighters Invite you to DeKalb County Engine 59 Auction and Fish Fry

October 13, 2010
Dwayne Page
Bradley Johnson

A DeKalb County Engine 59 Auction and Fish Fry will be Saturday, October 16th at 782 King Ridge Road. The fish fry and auction preview will be at 5:00 p.m. The auction starts at 7:00 p.m. Items to be auctioned include handmade quilts, homemade pies and cakes, and numerous goods donated from local businesses.

Bradley Johnson, a member of the fire station, invites you to come and enjoy the food and fellowship and get to know your firefighters and what they do for this community. "We're excited. We're having a fish fry and an auction on Saturday. We'll be starting at five o'clock. We'll have a LIVE band from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Jubal's Cry will be coming out and playing for us."

"We are very fortunate to have a county that provides for us and we've also been very fortunate to have received some grants but we do try to supplement a few things we need through fundraising. Last year we purchased a generator with some of the funds we got and a few other things we needed."

"A little history about engine 59, we began in 2007. That was when a fire engine was first placed in that community. Right now we have six members including Jimmy Martin. He's our Station Commander. He's been on the fire department for seven years and last year he got "Firefighter of the Year."

"Other members are Kyle Casper. He's been on for four years. Billy Crymes has been on the county fire department for nine years."

"I (Bradley Johnson) received the "Rookie of the Year" award last year and I have been on for a little over two years."

"Bradley Taylor has been on for a little over a year and Jake Bond is a Rookie this year. We're always looking for new recruits."

"Out of our station, we run one engine, a tanker and service truck for the entire county, a rescue/extrication truck, a brush truck, and a boat, which all run out of the main station. We stay pretty busy."

Prices for the fish fry are $10 for adults and $5 for those age ten and younger. Directions: Take Highway 70 west and turn beside Kilgore's on Highway 83 (King Ridge Road). Then turn on the third road on the right. The fire station is on the right. Look for the signs. Donations for the auction are still being accepted. Call 615-418-6067.

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