MEMBER PROFILE – ROBERT E. “BOB” BERGHORN

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Starting this month and following every month we will be featuring 1 or 2 members of the company with a short profile of that member. The profile will be placed on both our main news page and also in a tab named “member profile” on our web page. Please check back each month to see who we are profiling. This month we will be featuring Past Chief and Past President Robert E. "Bob" Berghorn. Past Chief Berghorn is 84 years old and is the oldest living member of the Clayton Fire Co. Bob joined the fire company on March 13, 1945. Through the years Bob has held many offices and served on many committees. Bob has held the following offices; President, Vice President, Director, Trustee, Lieutenant, Captain, 2nd A/C Chief,…
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COMPANY APPLIES FOR FEDERAL STIMULAS MONEY FOR NEW FIREHOUSE

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As you know, Congress passed and the President has signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Under this statue, there has been appropriated $210,000,000 for “competitive grants…for modifying, upgrading, or constructing non-Federal fire stations.” The purpose of the program is to help stimulate the economy by putting money back into the community through constructing or remodeling of fire stations. With plans completed and ready to go the committee decided to take advantage of this program and has submitted our application for the program. Our committee working with our project manager Ed Ide and with a grant writer Debbie DiVirgilio have submitted the extensive application for consideration. The deadline for apply was July 10, 2009. The committee hopes to hear within the next couple of months on the…
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BASKET BINGO HELD TO RAISE MONEY FOR NEW BUILDING

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Today the company held a Longaberger & Vera Bradley Basket Bingo to raise money for our new building we are planning. Well over 110 people attended the event. The company has held several of these events in the last couple years to raise money to go toward the building. The Clayton Fire Company would like to thank all those who attend today's event for their support. Please keep an eye out for future events. [gallery ids="233,234,235,236,237,238,239,240" type="rectangular"]
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COMPANY BEGINS FUND RAISING EFFORT FOR NEW BUILDING

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The fund raising committee for the new building has begun its fund raising efforts for our new station. The committee has be charged with writing for grants and coming up with fund raising ideas. On Wednesday May 14 the company held a Longaberger and Vera Bradley Basket Bingo Game. The committee cleared over $2,600.00, and had 114 people play during the games. The committee would like to thank those members that donated towards the cost of the baskets and also the refreshments and thank the 22 members that showed up to help that evening. [gallery ids="216,217,218,219,220,221,222,223" type="rectangular"]
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