Firemen, first responders to serve up fried fish, prizes
Fried fish with all the trimmings, a prize drawing and live auction will be on the menu on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the 37th Annual Fall Fish Fry hosted by the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders.
The event will take place at the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce grounds.
Serving begins at 5 p.m.
The meal will include fried fish, potato salad, sweet rice, beans, cole slaw, condiments, drinks and a dessert.
Cost of the meal is by donation.
A prize drawing for more than 50 prizes, including a $1,500 Visa gift card, guns, gift baskets, gift cards and wine tours is scheduled during the evening.
Tickets for this drawing are $5 each or six for $20 and may be purchased in Stonewall at Allied Ag, Eckert and Son, Gordon’s Repair Shop, and Weinheimer and Son.
Tickets are available at Texas Regional Bank in Fredericksburg, and from all SVFD members.
In addition to the prize drawing, a live auction is scheduled to begin around 7:30 p.m.
Live auction items to date include guns, handmade quilts, a weekend get-away on Padre Island at Surfside Condos, gourmet meals, guided fishing trip for two, and gift cards to local restaurants.
This annual event is the department’s primary fundraiser for monies needed for all general operating expenses, including maintenance of the building, repair and replacement of equipment, and training for all the first responders during the coming year.
“This is a time for the community to come together for a fun time while supporting the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department,” said Nick Hopkins, president.
Recently, the department added two pieces of equipment to its fleet including an engine (Engine #12) and a new First Responder truck (S-7).
The Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders includes 30 members who provide fire and safety protection of 272 square miles of eastern Gillespie County.
In addition, they provide mutual aid to the City of Fredericksburg, to all of Gillespie County, and to Blanco, Kerr and Kendall counties.
In 2016, the department responded to more than 250 fire, accident and first responder calls, spending more than 1,500 hours in emergency service to the community.