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Community backs new KVFD station in big way

The front approach of the new Kidron Volunteer Fire Department station was concreted in October.


Nearly 300 people gathered for an appreciation/fundraiser dinner that resulted in the balance being pledged for the new Kidron Volunteer Fire Department station.

KIDRON  With an eye on a spring completion date and a plan to move in their trucks around the first of the year, Kidron Volunteer Fire Department had a fundraiser/appreciation dinner last week – and the results exceeded their expectations.

The Troyer/Lehman team at Kaufman Realty approached KVFD about a month ago with the idea of a dinner to thank donors and also to raise funds to get closer to the more than $3 million price tag on the new station. When the Dec. 7 banquet was advertised, materials noted that KVFD was 79 percent toward its $3.2 million goal. Local businesses came together on behalf of KVFD for an evening of appreciation for donors, contractors and the community for their generosity and to provide a progress report.

“I do not know how to describe the emotions of the evening,” KVFD chief Jon Peters wrote in an email. “To have almost 300 people gathered in one place, all determined to make our community a better place to live, was just incredible. We raised $100,000 dollars in a very short period of time. At the end of the night a donor offered to pay off the balance, whatever that may be.”

Read the complete story in the Dec. 15, 2021 edition.

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