NORTH FORK – One of the favorite events of the spring in North Fork is the annual Tri-tip BBQ put on by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. It is scheduled this year for Saturday, Apr. 25.
This is the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary, who work hard all year to provide funds necessary to outfit Station 11 firefighters with equipment not budgeted by the County or provided by Cal Fire.
Providing Station 11 staff with whatever they need to do their job well is the singular mission of the Auxiliary, with a lot of their funding generated by orchestrating a fantastic feed every spring for the community.
Besides the excellent fare at the BBQ – including tri-tip, beans, salad, a roll and drink – the Women’s Club will be there with a table full of home made desserts. Dinners can even be ordered to-go, so if your significant other is busy that day clearing that all-important defensible space, you can bring them lunch, fresh off the grill.
This year there will be special displays, including the SkyLife emergency helicopter, CHP helicopter, wildland firefighting equipment and engines and equipment from Station 11.
But perhaps the most anticipated part of this event is the spectacular selection of items available to win in the drawing, and the opportunity to bid in the silent auction. Local merchants are always generous with their donations in support of our firefighters.
There will be T-shirts for sale with the Station 11 logo, and you can also order your reflective house number signs, to ensure first responders can find you when you call for help.
The BBQ will be served at the North Fork School’s Kennedy Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the drawing starts at 2 p.m. Tickets for the BBQ are $10 at the door, $8 presale and seniors, and children under 10 are just $5. Contact any NFVFDA member for tickets.
For more information call Linda Gott-Maddox in the evening at 559-877-4458, or Cindy Capuchino, evenings only, at 559-877-2120.
As always, community members are invited to join the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and/or donate to the cause at any time.