Mennonite style dinner benefit church, Green Creek fire

Published 6:43 pm Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Mennonite style meal fundraiser, hosted by the Foothills Community Chapel, is happening again this year, on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4-7 p.m.
It is a wonderful spread of roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, homemade pies and cobblers, ice cream, tea and coffee.

The vision this year is to use the proceeds to aid in the building of the church’s new sanctuary and also to help an organization in the community. It was brought to the church’s attention that the Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department (GCVFD) is in need. The church has decided that 50 percent of the proceeds from the Mennonite Meal will go to the Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Michael Herman, chief of the Green Creek Fire Department, said to Foothills Community Chapel, “As a long-time admirer of the outstanding work that your organization has done in this community, I particularly enjoy having the opportunity to see how you function from the inside. We indicated in our last meeting that our fire department has grown to the point that it needs to enhance its equipment so that we can effectively continue to serve our community. The quickly rising costs of equipment and the slowly increasing tax base funding are making it harder every year to stay up-to-date with our equipment. With the help from your organization, it will help offset the costs that we will incur, and we will be able to more efficiently protect our community with less financial impact on our fire department.”

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Herman goes on to say that GCVFD intends to apply for a 50/50 grant from the N.C. Department of Insurance, and the office of the state fire marshal.

With the money from the grant they would like to request 800 feet of 1 ¾ cloth attack hose, five handheld radios, 10 handheld flashlights and four box lights.

“With this added equipment, it will help increase our firefighting effectiveness as well as increase the safety of our firefighters. Having proper and up to date equipment will help us provide a better service to our community,” Herman said.

Together, Foothills Community Chapel, and the Green Creek Fire Department are proud to be committed to the growth and development of our community.

– article submitted 

by Victoria Massey