Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival is canceled; truck raffle continues

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department vice president Ray Lewis and president Ryan Gordon urge folks to purchase raffle tickets for a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The drawing will be held at 11:30 p.m. August 8. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

KILMARNOCK—One of the most anticipated summer events in the Northern Neck, the annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival, will not be held this year.

After a meeting on June 25 of Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) officers, members, volunteers and with input from the Lancaster County Health Department, KVFD announced its 85th annual carnival will be canceled.

“We wanted everybody involved, from the firemen to the volunteers, to have a voice and input,” said KVFD vice president Ray Lewis.

“We felt with many people already struggling, it wasn’t fair to ask them to come…