CEDAR VALLEY – If you’ve never been to the annual Labor Day Weekend Deep Pit BBQ at the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department, put it on your calendar for this Saturday, Aug 31, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This is the 41st year the fire department has been doing a dinner fundraiser, and for over 30 of those years, they’ve been preparing delicious aged roast meat in a closed deep pit, where it slowly cooks for nearly 24 hours.
In this beautiful setting next to the lake, you can enjoy a fabulous dinner, then get your raffle tickets for the dozens of items generously donated by local businesses.
This is an important fundraiser for the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department and their six firefighters. While their local area covers north to the Park, and south to Oakhurst, these firefighters and their equipment can be seen on incidents all over the mountains, wherever they are needed.
They couldn’t do it without the dedication and support of their fire department auxiliary members, who are responsible for making each year’s BBQ a successful event. Auxiliary president Eldine Stillman gives all the credit to her troops.
“The auxiliary consists of excellent people who make this event possible. I would be completely overwhelmed and lost without the support of the auxiliary members. They deserve all the credit!”
With so many local engines and crews gone to the larger regional fires this summer, these folks are even more crucial to our fire protection. Volunteer firefighters pay for most of their own training and equipment, and give thousands of hours in service to their communities. They deserve all our support, and offer everyone a wonderful evening in the bargain!
The BBQ/Raffle is Saturday, Aug. 31, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children, 2 to 10 years. The raffle begins at 7:00.
Cedar Valley Fire Station #18 is located at 44907 Lakeside Drive in Cedar Valley just north of Oakhurst.