Kendall Valley Fire Dept BBQ & Grand Opening
County Commissioner John Linn praises the dedication and efforts of the firefighters.
"Hickory smoked hot dogs - beer soaked!"
The food line never seemed to get any shorter.
"Stampede!" is from Roy, Utah. They are David Anderson and Steve & Terri Taylor.
Remington 770 Rifle
James Thomas generously donated this Remington 770 - 270 camoflage hunting rifle with scope, won by Todd Stevie.
Big Piney fireman John Ball signs up for the gun raffle. Seated at the table (L to R): Connie Fogle, Stephanie Dicorato, Mallory Dicorato, Ross Buchanan.
Sublette Countys newest volunteer fire department
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
August 21, 2008
Kendall Valley Volunteer Fire Department held their Grand Opening and 2nd annual BBQ on Saturday, August 16th.
KVVFD Fire Chief Festus Kraus welcomed everyone to the event. Short speeches were given by Retired Sublette County Fire Warden John Blaha and County Commissioners Joel Bousman and John Linn. James Nelson served as Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer for the event. Western music band, "Stampede!" from Roy, Utah, provided musical entertainment. Members of the fire department gave tours of the new station.
Several hundred people showed up for the great food, auctions and to help the Upper Green River Valley community celebrate their new fire station.
Many people generously donated towards the event. "A thank you to all the merchants and individuals who supported our 2nd Annual BBQ on Saturday," said Lois Buchanon. James Thomas donated a Remington Stainless Steel model 770 rifle to be raffled off. Cindy and Ron Wilson made a generous donation towards the new station flag pole.
Volunteers still needed! KVVFD is currently accepting applications for Fire Fighter and Medic candidates. Anyone who is interested can contact Fire Chief Festus Krause or Joe Sampson, or attend one of their monthly business meetings, held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. They also welcome anyone who is interested to serve the community from an Auxiliary Fire Company support position. They have several areas where they can use some help.
The Kendall Valley Volunteer Fire Company can be reached by mail at PO Box 252, Cora, WY 82925. Their physical address is 2470 Hwy 352. Their e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, contact cell phone: 307-260-8164 (no telephone available at the fire hall at this time).
Kendall Valley Volunteer Fire Company Active Members:
Festus Krause Fire Chief/Medic
Joe Sampson Assistant Chief Fire
Lucy Fandek Assistant Chief Medical
Jeff Piros Training Officer/Fire/Medic
Dawn Perry Treasurer/Fire/Medic
Shawn Piros Secretary/Fire/Medic
Buc Boudreax Firefighter
Jaime Burgess Firefighter
Jeff Debenport Firefighter
John Doak Firefighter
Judy Hedrick Fire/Medic
Arthur Kolis Firefighter
Christi Krause Firefighter
Kurt Krech Firefighter
Keary Painter Firefighter
Jimmy Smith Firefighter
Bev Walker Medic
Mark Weber - Firefighter
James Thomas Remington gun for the raffle
Tool Pushers Supply Sodas
M&M Transfer Porta Potties and dumpster
VFW and Pinedale EMS Tables and chairs
Wyoming Game & Fish - Tables
First Bank - (and Radio ad)
Trona Valley Credit Union
First State Bank of Pinedale
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hall
The Tire Store
Arthur Kolis Family
Los Cabos Restaurant
Pinedale Auto Supply
Sublette County Library - 2 easels
Lions Club - BBQ grill and 2 men
Enterprise Products - BBQ Grill
Mr. and Mrs. Bourdreaux - Food fly tent
Museum of the Mountain Man - Eating tent
Donations to the Fire Station:
Ridleys Market - 43 used chairs and a Hoover vacuum
The Place - Coffee pot
Mr. & Mrs. Bertagnoli - Fridge and folding chairs
2008 Auction Donors:
China Gourmet - $30 Gift Card
Top Shelf Arctic Cat "Cat Caddy", 2 Glass Mugs
Great Outdoor Shop Baby Carrier Back Pack
The Barn Door Tin of Fire Starter Pinecones
Hair Outfitters Hair Care Products
Pony Express Brass Picture Frame
Office Outlet - $50 Gift Card
Jimmy Summerall Float Trip ($375)
Cathy Summerall Basket of Candles
Los Cabos - $40 Check
Cafι on Pine Gourmet Basket
Health Gone Wild - $50 Gift Card
Western Trails Boutique Bear Linens
Bottoms Up - $25 Gift Certificate
Pat Poletti-Domek Hand-woven Basket
Jeremy at Rendezvous Meadows 2-18 Holes
Thompson Outfitters 1 Day Ride for 2 ($300)
Obos - $25 Gift Card
Cozy Dιcor Gift Basket
White Pine Ski Area & Resort 2 Day Passes
Cattle Kates - $80 Body Products
Sublette Communications - $100 Check
Express Auto Care 7 Qt Oil Change
Stockmans - $50 Gift Card
Buckys 6 Pair of Stihl Gloves
Cowboy Shop - $25 Gift Card
Patio Grill 1 Box Hamburger Patties 60-1/3 lb
Sysco Foods 1 Box of Hot Dogs 50
Pinedale Aquatic Center 2 Punch Cards
The Tire Store - $50 Check
Wolf Dodge Will donate $100 for every car sold in August
A-Z Hardware 1 Pair Gloves
Log Cabin Hair - $25 Gift Card
Pam Fetzner 2 Speedy Sharps
Jim Buchanan Two boxes of flies, (one 5 doz, one 3 doz flies)
Michael Cole 3 Piece Ice Chest
NAPA - $50 check
Subway 5 Sandwich Coupons
Buzz Quintrell 15 lbs of Elk Burger
Carney Ranches - $100 for hamburger
Lois Buchanan Juice extractor, candles, pocket knives, wooden doll
Jim Buchanan Knives
Mr. and Mrs. Dunning "This and That" basket
Pinedale Auto Supply - $50
Jim Summerall 1 Pair Boots
Lynns Lifestyles Gift Hair Products, Gift Certificate
Mr. and Mrs. Dunning Crystal Dish
Wilma Shriver Pictures
Tamy Rasmussen Paintings on rocks and leaves
Melton Land Fire Miscellaneous items
John Fandek Painting
Lucy Fandek Afghan and gift of pies
Thompson Outfitters Horseback ride for 2
Ron and Cynde Wilson Generous support Thank you!