Chalfant Valley Fire Department: Gives thanks!

By blogger - Posted on 08 October 2013

On behalf of the Chalfant Valley Fire Department, our wonderful volunteer firefighters and the communities served by the department, I want to express our heartfelt thanks to the many people whose efforts made our wine tasting fund raiser a great success. This event has become a “must be there” due to the setting, fine wines and beers and great food. This year we raised $10,511.06 to help to equip our department to better serve the residents of our district. The amount of work required for this event is amazing and we truly appreciate the willingness of so many to benefit the department. Many thanks go to the following groups, businesses and individuals:

Table sponsors: Melinda and Gary Barfield, Chris & Ann Lindsey, Mr. K Automotive, Hardy & Place Attorneys at Law, Manor True Value Hardware, High Country Lumber, Eastern Sierra Reality,Community Printing, C & H Electric, Drs. Murate & Nancy Akalin, Chalfant Valley Fire Commissioners and Dr. Stacey Brown.

Raffle Prizes: Anne Marie’s, Reagan’s Sporting Goods, Bishop Pizza Factory, Bee Gees, Our Water Works, Toulouse, Navarro Winery, Inyo Council of the Arts, Pizza Factory , Healings, Kelloggs Products, Mono Lake Committee, Zack Ranch, Haycock Petroleum, Bishop Creek Lodge, Parcher’s Resort, Looney Bean, Simpson Tires, Inyo Council for the Arts, Starbucks, Manor True Value Hardware, Manor Market, Convict Lake Resort, Navaro Vineyards, Toulouse Vineyard, Farmer’s Feed, Tom Wright, Serenity Salon, Tom’s Place, Trefethen and Vitality Day Spa.

Door Prize: The Inn at Benton Hot springs-Diane Bramlette. Auction: US Pumice-Bear, Rich & Joan Faust of Benton wine cabinet, Bob & Mae Myers of chalfnat wine cabinet & shelf, Dave & Roma McCoy-framed print, Manor True Value Hardware-bench & print by Tom Simpson, Lesley Allen-print and photographer for the event, and Mike & Lea Garrett-guest house in Mendocino.

Donations: Gillespie Distributing, Lesley Allen Photography, Mission Linen, Schat’s Bakery, Villar Construction, Inyo Council for the Arts, High Sierra Ice, Charles Milligan and Preferred Septic.

Auctioner and Publicity: Bill LeFever.

Food Servers: Candice Bardonnex, Harlee Bardonnx, Raine Saunders, Alyssa Campbell, Corrie Campbell and Chalfant Volunteer Fire Department.

Wine Servers: Trish Schlichting, Kim Cooke, David Cooke, David Patterson, Michael Cooke, Diana Cooke and Vivian Patterson.

Food & Appetizers, Parking & Security and all other volunteers: Chalfant Big Trees Farm and Feed- Deb and Steve Blair, Gina Barsi & Tony Russell, Chalfant Mercantile-Candice & Matt Kile, Tom & Karen Wright, Sue & Roger Thompson, Bob and Mae Myers, Tamara Walker, Lauren Allison, Vicki & Tom Simpson, Betsy & Harold McDonald, Noel & Jeff Bardonnex, Bob & Betty Daly, Nancy & Pat Brannen, Katrin Martinez, Steve Cleland, Preferred Septic and , Pete Pumphrey.

Music: Idles Hands and Halfway to Benton Band.

A special thank you goes out to Steve and Deb Blair of Chalfant Big Trees and their staff as well as Vivian Patterson because without them none of this would have happened.

Thank you all, be safe and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
Peter Pumphrey Chair, Chalfant Valley Fire Commission