President: Jane Patton
Vice President: Louise Harmon
Secretary: Carolyn Hall
Assistant Secretary: Sharon Hayden
Treasurer: Margaret Jett
Chaplain: Judy Lintecum
Conductress: Pat Hall
Emma Jean Slusher
Historian: Judy Sharp
Reporter: Pam Hancock
Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.(Gal 5:13 KJV)
A Legend of the Dogwood Tree
When Christ was on earth, the Dogwood grew
To a towering size with a lovely hue,
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen.
Being distressed at the use of this wood, Christ Made a promise which still holds good:
"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for such a tree, and so
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.
The Petals shall have bloodstains marked in Brown and in the blossom's center a thorny Crown. All who see it will think of me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be.
A reflection to all of my agony."
My Father was a Fireman,
He Drove a big red truck
And when he'd go to work each day
He'd say, "Mother, wish my luck."
Then dad would not come home again
'Til sometime the next day.
But the thing that bothered me most
Were then thing some folds would say,
"A Fireman's life is easy,
he eats and sleeps and plays,
and sometimes he won't fight a fire for days and days."
When I first heard these words
I was too young to understand
But I knew when people had trouble
Dad was there to lend a hand.
Then my father went to work one day
And Kissed us all goodbye,
But little did we realize
That night we all would cry.
My Father lost his life that night
When the floor gave way below
And I'd wondered why he'd risk his life
But now I truly realize
The greatest gift a man can give
Is to lay his life upon the line
So that someone else might live.
So as we go from day to day
And we pray to God above
Say a prayer for your local Fireman
He May save the ones you love.
- Author Unknown
The Organization Meets on First Tuesday of Each month
at 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department
Located At 115 Fulcher Street.
Congratulations to Shelby Easter of Fancy Gap for being the Winner of the Give-away Quilt Raffle by the Hillsville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary