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Fall Bash helps department grow

December 17, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Members of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department can hold their heads high after this year's Fall Bash has been declared a success.

In its 11th year, the Fall Bash raised $325,000 for the fire department, according to information recently released by officials.

That's more money than each of the last two years, showing the annual fundraiser continues to grow.

That's good news for the department and the Chester community, as the funding is reinvested into the purchase of equipment and training for the Chester firefighters to make sure they are better prepared to protect area residents.

The income provided by the Fall Bash covers approximately 80 percent of the department's income, according to Fire Chief John Hissam.

Support from the community also hasn't waned, with area residents and people from across the United States and even other nations purchasing tickets each year to have a chance at one of the many prizes made available during the September event.

We thank all those who have helped put the Fall Bash together each year, as well as those who have purchased tickets, provided prizes or shown their support in other ways.

This is one event which keeps getting bigger and better, and we wish the members of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department continued success for many years to come.

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