The Bay Bash Family Fishing Tournament and Benefit Concert is partnering with the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department to raise money for their new firehouse project.
On March 22, 1947, the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department was formed with nothing more than a hose purchased for a 1942 Ford firetruck, reported Mary Pipkin. That same truck helped fight the fire that nearly destroyed Kilmarnock in 1952. It was housed in a garage until 1952 when the first part of a firehouse was finally built.
With both population and demands growing over the years, they have outgrown their old firehouse and are now constructing a new building which is over 12,000 square feet designed to serve the community for the next 50 to 75 years.
President Mike Ercilino and Chief Dan Sanders would like everyone to know how much they appreciate the support from the community, said Pipkin.
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