First responders hosting Annual Chili and Soup Fest Fundraiser

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Event will be held at the Viola/Shell Knob Community Building

The weather canít seem to make up itís mind.

First itís cold, then itís warm, and luckily chili or soup is good in either weather.

The Central Crossing first responders and firefighters are capitalizing on chili and soup's versatility by holding their annual Chili and Soup Fest Fundraiser on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Viola/Shell Knob Community Building. The community building is located just off Highway 39, one mile south of Central Crossing Bridge on the east side of the road.

This is an ďall you can eatĒ meal at a very small fee. Central Crossing has responded to over 660 community 911 calls to assist with accidents, health care situations, automobile wrecks, fires and many other emergency problems. The first responders have added several new people, so the money raised will be used to outfit these new responders with the equipment that they need, as well as keep our steady need of supplies stocked.

The initial cost of outfitting a first responder is about $3,500.

Central Crossing First Responders and Firefighters serve the Shell Knob area, covering nearly 140 square miles in Barry and Stone County.

Shannon Renfrow is the contact person for anyone wishing to make a donation or needing additional information. People may reach Renfrow at 417-619-2079 or email:†

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