Volunteer firefighters to say thanks

Last year, the community stood behind the firefighters and now they are returning the favor. Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., rural firefighters will be at Walmart for Howard County VFD Community Appreciation Day. “Last year, the community got behind us and offered food, monetary donations and encouragement,” Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said. Walmart has teamed with the HCVFD to help say “thank you” for all the support that was given. Firefighters will be on hand showing off their new truck along with several other vehicles. There will also be food and giveaways for the children. “We are very proud to be partnering with Walmart and doing this,” Sullivan said. “We wanted to say thank you for all the support because without that support we wouldn’t have made it.“It was the support and encouragement that helped allow a bad season to have a positive outcome.”Sullivan said he wants to encourage all community members to come out, see the trucks, take pictures and let the firefighters show their appreciation for all the support they received. Contact Staff Writer Amanda Moreno at 263-7331 ext. 234 or by e-mail at life@bigspringherald.com