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This year, the Carrollton Fire Department, along with Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Worthville Fire Department and Carroll County Rescue raised $11,000 for the WHAS Crusade for Children. This is the largest amount raised in Carroll County for this charity to date. These funds were raised through various fundraising activities, such as the annual golf outing, Subway Day, door to door, road blocks, various raffles and the White Castle Crave Mobile. There were also charitable donations in the names of some of our fallen firefighters: $1,015 in memory of Chief Randall Tharp, $675 in memory of Safety Officer Bruce Westrick and $100 in memory of Lt. Charles Wainscott.
A big “thank you” goes out to those who sponsored a hole, sponsored a team and/or donated door prizes for the golf scramble, purchased raffle tickets, donated money during the door to door and/or road blocks, remembered to give your coupon at Subway Day, stood in line for White Castles, participated in the Cold Water Challenges, etc. Not to mention all those who helped work during these events. I’m sure that I’m leaving someone out, and I apologize for that.
WHAS Crusade for Children is a local organization and all the monies raised stay in this Greater Louisville area to help children in need. All the money raised goes to the cause as all workers volunteer their time and resources.
White Castle Crave Mobile was a success that almost became a disaster. Neither they nor we anticipated the response to be as big as it was. We will have them back again on Saturday, Aug. 30, but we’ll do things a little differently. (Watch for more information on this as the date gets closer).
Chief Mike S. Terrell
Carrollton Fire Department