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Jefferson firefighters burn for money

JEFFERSON – When was the last time you were able to get a good meal, a fresh-baked dessert and support a local community all at the same time?

Well, if you can’t remember the last time you did just that, or if you’re just plain hungry, the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department is giving you the opportunity.

The department’s annual Barbeque and Bake Sale will be Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Community House on Highway 28.

Chief George Norris said this will be the tenth year Jefferson firefighters have hosted the event.

“This is the best fundraiser we can have to make the money we make in only a few days work without having to beg people for it,” Norris said. “This is the only fundraiser we have all year.”

According to Norris, the proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase equipment for the firehouse and to pay for the firefighters’ “high insurance.”

“We can use this money and spend it the way we want to,” he said. “The money we get from the county is restricted.”

The barbeque will be prepared by Jefferson’s very own firefighters and the baked goods will be courtesy of the ladies in the community.

Bake sale prices will vary while the pork dinners will cost $6 a pound.

Norris has no gimmick to get people to the event.

“It’s all so good,” he said. “Not only will you support the community and the fire department, you will get good quality food.”