TAYLORS ISLAND — Dorchester County’s congressman introduced a neighborhood fireplace firm with an emblem of recognition and help throughout a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Taylors Island.
U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, introduced the Taylors Island Volunteer Hearth Firm with a flag flown over Capitol constructing in Washington, D.C. at his request. Harris stated the flag was symbolic gesture for TIVFC, in addition to different native fireplace corporations, to acknowledge the service they carry out for the neighborhood, and to commend them for carrying on by means of instances of diminished fundraising. Harris requested that residents concentrate on funding shortfalls as a consequence of COVID-19-related cancellations and requested they help native corporations if they will.
The presentation was made in the course of the pit beef fundraiser within the parking zone of Palm Seashore Willie’s at Slaughter Creek Marina in Taylors Island on a day that TIVFC had been scheduled to carry its annual boat docking, the fireplace division’s greatest fundraiser of the yr.
TIVFC President Patti Tieder stated the corporate was relying on cash from the boat docking to organize to exchange the corporate’s getting old engine, and that they’d waited till “the final minute” to cancel as a consequence of issues about COVID-19 and compliance.
Tieder stated the engine was too outdated to have obtainable alternative elements. TIVFC Vice President Anna Grossnickle stated that even when elements had been obtainable, fixing the present fireplace truck would value solely marginally lower than a model new engine.
Different corporations additionally held fundraisers over the weekend, with Neck District Volunteer Hearth Firm holding a poker run, and Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Hearth Firm holding a golf match. A number of fundraisers throughout Dorchester are scheduled within the coming weeks. Linkwood-Salem Volunteer Hearth Firm has a barbecue rooster dinner set for Friday, Sept. 4, beginning at 10 a.m., carryout solely.
Fundraisers stays essential for corporations like TIVFC. “We’re one breakdown away from not having an engine,” stated Tieder. “We have now to earn our personal cash.”