MAGNOLIA SPRINGS - The inaugural Magnolia Springs Firefighters Festival was held on Sat., Sept. 7 on the lawn in front of the Volunteer Fire Department. The event is the MSVFD’s only fundraiser throughout the year, and included over 20 vendors, four food trucks, live music, and a fun zone for the kiddos in attendance.
The station, which responds to approximately 400 calls a year, brought in approximately $16,000 from the event, which will go towards purchasing lifesaving equipment for the volunteers.
“The Magnolia Springs Fire Department is so grateful to all the community members who supported our first festival,” said volunteer firefighter Yael Girard. “From the sponsors, bands, food trucks, vendors, and volunteers to all the attendees who braved the heatwave to come out. We could not do this without your participation. With your contributions, we can improve our volunteers’ knowledge and safety through additional training and improved safety gear.”
Musical acts Shelby Brown and Roadside Glorious rocked the afternoon and evening, and children cooled down on an inflatable waterslide before trying their hand at putting out a fake house fire.
The event was in planning stages since April, with a committee working hard to secure sponsorships, vendors, food, and music. The department hopes to keep the event going in the future and to make it an annual tradition in the town.
The Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department is a non-profit organization, so all sponsorships and donations are tax deductible.
For more information on the MSVFD, check out their website at magnoliaspringsfire.com. You can also follow the Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department on Facebook.