August 3, 2024 Saturday –

The Elk Volunteer Fire Department invites you to its 18th Annual Summer BBQ to be held Saturday, August 3, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Center on Highway 1 in downtown Elk.  The firefighters and their friends will back at the BBQ and in the kitchen preparing to serve up grilled tri-tip, smoked chicken and polenta and mushroom ragu entrees, along with baked beans, green salad, garlic bread, homemade dessert and coffee.  Savor this complete meal for a donation of $30 for adults and $15 for kids 7-12 (6 and under free).  And, as always, Elk’s Famous Margaritas will be available, along with beer, wine, gin and tonics, and soft drinks.

Kids will find activities just for them. There will be a table of fire safety and emergency preparation resources.  And throughout the day, music by Bryn and Blue Souls will keep things festive.  At 1:00, enjoy a special performance by MendoTaiko, which includes 2 members from Elk.  There will be a silent auction, as well as a raffle, featuring items donated by local inns, merchants and community members.  Raffle tickets are a bargain at $2 each or 6 for $10 and are available starting July 1 at the Matson Mercantile, Elk Garage, Elk Store and at the BBQ.  You don’t need to be present to win.  The latest EVFD hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts will be for sale, too.

Serving the community for 68 years, the EVFD has a small but dedicated roster of 18 volunteers, 4 of whom are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).  The department maintains a fleet of 8 firefighting vehicles of mixed type, 2 ambulances and an ATV located at 3 stations spread out over a large, 55 square-mile service district.  As the department’s only fundraiser, the annual BBQ generates critical funds to maintain the department’s facilities, vehicles, equipment and training.  Please come out and support the volunteers who help you in emergencies.  But kindly leave the dogs at home.