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Fireman’s Carnival in Pike County


((KELLY)) VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE LIVES.. WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER “ANJA WHITEHEAD”.. TAKES US TO THE 70TH” “TAFTON OUTING”.. IN PIKE COUNTY 3 THE TAFTON FIRE COMPANY HAS BEEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 90 YEARS. THIS IS A HUGE MILE STONE FOR THE COMPANY AND THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA. ((NICK SPINELLI)) CO-CHAIR TAFTON OUTING COMMITTEE”WE WERE FORMED PRETTY EARLY ON. RIGHT AROUND THE TIME THE LAKE WAS FORMED OR FINISHED FILLING. AND THE COMMUNITY HAS CHANGED A LOT OVER THE YEARS.” THE FIRE COMPANY IS MADE UP ENTIRELY OF VOLUNTEERS. SO THEY RELY ON THE COMMUNITY TO BE ABLE TO GET THE LIFE SAVING TECHNOLOGY THEY NEED. ((MATTHEW NIED)) CO-CHAIR TAFTON OUTING COMMITTEE “NEW FIRE TRUCKS, BREATHING APPARATUS, THINGS WE NEED ON THE ROAD… WE CERTAINLY DO USE THE FUNDS THAT WE GET FROM OUR COMMUNITY HERE.” FOR 70 YEARS THE TAFTON FIRE COMPANY HAS RAISED FUNDS THROUGH THE TAFTON OUTING.((MATTHEW NIED)) “IT JUST BECOMES A STAPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY FOR SURE. PEOPLE PLAN TO BE HERE. I HAVE QUITE A FEW FRIENDS WHO ONLY COME HOME FOR THE OUTING WEEKEND OR PLAN TO COME HOME FOR THE OUTING WEEKEND.” THE OUTING ALSO HAS AN INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR.((NICK SPINELLI))”A LOT OF THOSE SUMMER CAMPS HAD INTERNATIONAL CAMPERS AND INTERNATIONAL STAFF. SO THEY’D COME DOWN AND ENJOY THE OUTING FOR THE WEEKEND AND THEN THEY’D GO BACK TO ALL ACROSS EUROPE WITH BLISTERING HEAT FORECAST, THE FIRE COMPANY IS PREPARED. ((MATTHEW NIED)) “WE HAVE PLENTY OF LIQUIDS TO KEEP PEOPLE HYDRATED, WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF TENTS UP, WE’VE GOT OUR PICNIC GROVE, WITH TENTS DOWN IN THE BACK HERE TO KEEP EVERYONE OUT OF THE SUN AND OUT OF THE HEAT.” IN TAFTON, ANJA WHITEHEAD, EYEWITNESS NEWS 3 ((KELLY)) THE OUTING IS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.. STARTING THIS EVENING AROUND DINNER TIME. IT’S FAMILY FRIENDLY. 3

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