Firefighters serve up barbecue

Firefighters serve up barbecue Sunday at a drive-thru fundraiser at Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department.

The Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) held a barbecue fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 11, bringing in $911 in BBQ sales and $401 in donations.

Originally the fundraiser was set to take place as a cruise-in from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Triangle Plaza. Due to rain, the cruise-in event was canceled. However, the fire department put together a last-minute drive-thru system at the fire department’s headquarters.

After all, the BBQ was already prepped to go, so they hoped to sell. They had even cooked up a larger quantify than usual for their BBQ fundraiser.

Fire Chief Jonathan Garrett said they sold out in about 45 minutes. Garrett said that some of the department members who had bought BBQ decided to make their share available to those who came out to buy. His team felt bad about turning people away empty-handed.

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