Firemen Appreciation Bash January 12

Pocahontas County and surrounding area residents can show their gratitude for firefighters throughout the county at the Firemen Appreciation Bash January 12, at the Pocahontas County Opera House from 3 to 7 p.m.

It will be an afternoon of fun, music, food and fellowship. Come for all four hours, or come and listen to a bit of music, eat from the bounty of food, and leave and then come back for more music later in the day.

Appearing in the concert series will be the Elk River Ramblers playing form 3 to 4 p.m.

The Elk River Ramblers are Terry Richardson on guitars, Paul Marganian on fiddle, guitar, and vocals, with bassist and vocalist Galen Watts.

The Hefner Family will entertain from 4 to 5 p.m.

The Hefners will be playing sounds of the 1960s so plan to wear your dancing shoes.

Get ready to party at 5 p.m. when Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters take the stage and play until 7 p.m.

All musical talent is donated to this project for firefighters so come out and show your appreciation to the musicians, as well.

Area restaurants will furnish the food, and Blair Campbell from the Pretty Penny Café and Tim McClung, chef for The Foxfire Grill, will be mixing up the elements for some tantalizing tastes.

“There’s no charge to get into this event but we ask people to show their support of the county fire departments by making a check out so the monies can be distributed throughout the respective departments,” said event co-chair Tim McClung.

Fire trucks will be in the lot adjacent to the Opera House and there will be displays inside showing what the departments use to fight fires as well as the individual costs for the items.

Besides eating, and listening to great area bands, you may take home a prize from the silent auction going on from 3 to 7 p.m.

“All merchants that we’ve asked to participate have been very generous,” McClung said.

Take advantage of a chance to bid on ice cream cakes, lift tickets, works of art furnished by local artisans, gift certificates for oil changes, groceries and so much more.

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