Over $18K raised by grateful community

The final pledge was received this past week from the First Responders Appreciation and Recognition Dinner held on Oct. 25, 2011, and the committee announced that the community raised $18,910.92 at the dinner. All six Nolan County fire departments will each receive a total of $3,151.50 to help restock and repair what they used in the many wildfires of 2011. "Our committee is most proud of the appreciation and recognition dinner for our first responders and their families and the way our community came together to make it such a successful event. Our community is so much safer and a pleasure to live in because of our police departments, sheriff's department, fire department and volunteer fire departments."Shown are Kathryn Shadley with the appreciation dinner committee, Vance Taylor with the Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, his wife, Vicki Taylor, Gary Armstrong with the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Mickey Hayes with the appreciation dinner committee.