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Raffle Ticket sales today at the Firehouse!! 25K Grand Prize!! ... See MoreSee Less

Raffle Ticket sales today at the Firehouse!! 25K Grand Prize!!Image attachmentImage attachment

Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department would like your help!
We are finalizing plans for our Annual Lawn Party (August 1-3, 2024) at John Painter Park.
Here's what we need help with ... since COVID, we have not been able to get rides at our annual lawn party. We have tried all contacts we have and no ride companies have openings for a contract. Many ride companies have shut down in the past few years.
Do any of our Facebook followers know of any ride companies or have ideas? We appreciate all contact information you can share regarding rides or ride companies.
Thanks for helping!!
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Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department would like your help!
We are finalizing plans for our Annual Lawn Party (August 1-3, 2024) at John Painter Park. 
Heres what we need help with ... since COVID, we have not been able to get rides at our annual lawn party. We have tried all contacts we have and no ride companies have openings for a contract. Many ride companies have shut down in the past few years. 
Do any of our Facebook followers know of any ride companies or have ideas? We appreciate all contact information you can share regarding rides or ride companies. 
Thanks for helping!!

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I do not have any contacts but please do not do the bounce houses! I want my kids to experience lawn parties like I had growing up. It was such a great summer memory with the rides, food and friends. I wasn’t aware most shut down, I just thought it was too expensive for the small communities.

Fun time amusements Dellinger Amusements Valley amusements

Can u call and see who weyers cave had? The same people did the one in waynesboro too

I saw that Mid-Way by Fun Time Amusements are doing the Timberville lawn party this week so maybe give them a try

Maybe a local horse farm would come do pony rides for kids.

Check with Bridgewater and Mcgaheysville and see who they get for their rides.

Cole amusemnts

5 star amusemnets

Who done Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company

Colerides.com

Let’s Bouncz Inflatables LLC

For our company picnic we use Fun Services. The have small rides, rock climbing wall, micro car racing, track less train ride. I will message you their contact info when I get to work tomorrow. I don't know if they do multiple day events but you could check with them. They also do carnival games, cotton candy, etc.

I have a contact for our rides for South River Fire Dept. 70th Annual Carnival if you pm me an email address I’ll get u contact info

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Bring dad to SUNDAY LUNCH tomorrow, 11:00-1:00 at GVFD.

Menu: Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze
Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll w/Butter, Dessert, and Tea or Coffee.

All meals $13.00
Carry out Available Upon Request
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Raffle tickets are on sale. See our members, stop by the firehouse or go to our website for details. ... See MoreSee Less

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Your flyer says Randy's Hardware in Bridgewater has them. I drove all the way from Churchville to find they do not have any yet. Disappointing!!

Today, we celebrate Memorial Day- a day to remember those who gave ALL for us to have the freedoms that we enjoy everyday! GVFD honors and respects all who gave the selfless, honorable sacrifice of their life. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, we celebrate Memorial Day- a day to remember those who gave ALL for us to have the freedoms that we enjoy everyday! GVFD honors and respects all who gave the selfless, honorable sacrifice of their life.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a valued life member of our department, David Kirby. David served our department over 60 years, during this time he served as Chief, President, board member and various other roles. David was influential in helping bring the original fire engine “The Hahn” back to Grottoes and was the original Chairman of the restoration efforts. He was recognized by the department as a recipient of the Howard “Pap” Dean award, which is our departments highest honor in which the recipient had to serve as life member and be both active in firefighting and an active member in fundraising.
David’s contribution to our community and our department will be missed greatly. Please join us in honoring him with your memories and your continued prayers for his family during this time.
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a valued life member of our department, David Kirby. David served our department over 60 years, during this time he served as Chief, President, board member and various other roles. David was influential in helping bring the original fire engine “The Hahn” back to Grottoes and was the original Chairman of the restoration efforts. He was recognized by the department as a recipient of the Howard “Pap” Dean award, which is our departments highest honor in which the recipient had to serve as life member and be both active in firefighting and an active member in fundraising. 
David’s contribution to our community and our department will be missed greatly. Please join us in honoring him with your memories and your continued prayers for his family during this time.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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David knew so much about the history of our department, and always had cool stories about the old station and the years past. I will always remember the sound of his voice, he had a very unique voice, he was a very unique kind of guy. I’m proud to have called him a friend. His family are in our prayers.

My sincere condolences to his family. Such a huge loss for our community 

I had not seen David for a couple of years and I go to the Grottoes Fire Department's Anniversary celebration. I met David in the parking lot and he said I don't remember your name , but I remember your face. He looked at me and said " Welcome home, welcome home." Never forget where you came from. The friendship, the training and the love and trust of your Brother and Sister in the fire service is like no other. I know that David was met at the gate of Heaven with Jesus saying "Welcome Home, Welcome Home.

Beautiful words from our GVFD family that will give us comfort in this very sad time. Our deepest appreciation for the professional medical care, love and support you provided during and since David's passing. God bless you all.

So sorry to hear this. Prayers to his family and his GVFD family. Sending our condolences.

RIP David you sure will be missed. I worked with David for many years at the JMU bookstore. Will miss his smiling face and talking with him. Prayers 🙏🏻 for the family

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Praying for all his family and friends

A good man. He will be greatly missed in the Grottoes community. Thank you David for you giving and caring heart. Prayers for the family. 💕

I am so very sorry for this loss. Thoughts and prayers for Grottoes.

Granddaddy would have been so proud. RIP David

So sorry of the passing of David. He was one of the pillars of GFD. May he Rest In Peace.

I just learned of this tonight and I was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I always enjoyed conversation with David, whether it was at a dinner or in the grocery store. It never failed that he was always a pleasant person to talk to and had time for you. We have lost a good man and I will surely miss him. my regards to Jeannie and the family.

Great friend to all that new him David will be missed by all.

Prayers. Sorry for you loss.

Prayers for everyone🙏🙏🙏

Sending prayers to his family and friends.

So sorry. Prayers for all.

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers to the family and to the members of the GVFD. 🙏❤️🙏

I’m so sorry to see this. Prayers for Jeanne and family

So sorry to hear this.

So sorry for your loss!🙏🙏

Prayers

Thank you all so much for your kind words! Jeanne Kirby, Jason Kirby and I appreciate it!

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Come enjoy lunch at Grottoes Fire Dept tomorrow. Serving 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (unless we sell out earlier.)

Menu:
Fried Tenderloin with Pan Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Cole Slaw
Green Beans
Roll with Butter
Dessert
Tea and Coffee

Eat In or Take Out
We appreciate your support.
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Price Please 🥺 ....

Chad Michael lunch tomorrow

Reduced for $2.75! Better get your chicken ASAPLast call for chicken until August. Reduced for $2.75 and it is hot and ready! There is NO line- so come and get your chicken and fries! ... See MoreSee Less

Reduced for $2.75! Better get your chicken ASAP

Last call for chicken until August. Reduced for $2.75 and it is hot and ready! There is NO line- so come and get your chicken and fries! ... See MoreSee Less

Last call for chicken until August. Reduced for $2.75 and it is hot and ready! There is NO line- so come and get your chicken and fries!

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Do you still have chicken?

Do you still have chicken available??

You are not having any May.June or July ????????

It was delicious as usual!

I’m 30 minutes away. Is it some still available if we come now

Come on down!

How long will you be there?

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Need Dinner?? Chicken is ready! Come on down to the Town Park! ... See MoreSee Less

Need Dinner?? Chicken is ready! Come on down to the Town Park!

Chicken in the Park ‘this Friday & Saturday. This is a Park and Walk Up event.

FRIDAY& SATURDAY, April 12th & 13th
John E. Painter Park, 1100 20TH ST., Grottoes
4:00 pm until 8:00 pm OR SOLD OUT

Menu​Options
8 pc. Bucket of Famous Deep Fried Chicken (dark meat) $35.00

Chicken (1/4 leg and thigh) – 1 pc Famous Deep Fried Chicken with slice of bread. $4.75

French Fries. $1.50

Thank you for your support
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What are we raising money for this time?

Hows the wait?

You should start during kids fishing day!!!

Help us get the word out…please share! Thank you

Here now, no wait

Chad Michael

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Be Aware- Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department DOES NOT call or solicit donations by phone!
Annually, GVFD does a fund drive letter that is mailed to our community in the fall as our fund drive for donations and will always accept donations at the station. Please, NEVER give your credit card information for donations over the phone!

Protecting our community is important to us! We want you to know that we recently were told that citizens received calls asking for donations for Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department. This is a SCAM. We have NOT and WILL NOT call people for donations.
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Be Aware- Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department DOES NOT call or solicit donations by phone! 
Annually, GVFD does a fund drive letter that is mailed to our community in the fall as our fund drive for donations and will always accept donations at the station. Please, NEVER give your credit card information for donations over the phone!
Protecting our community is important to us! We want you to know that we recently were told that citizens received calls asking for donations for Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department. This is a SCAM. We have NOT and WILL NOT call people for donations.

Thanks to everyone that supported our chicken event. We are SOLD OUT. We had an overwhelming response and appreciate your understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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I missed both nights!!!😳😳. I am working nights this weekend and totally missed out!!

Sharon Eye I'm glad we went yesterday ❤️

Thanks to EVERYONE who came to our Drive-Thru Chicken last evening. The support exceeded our expectations
We will start selling again today at 4:00 pm at John Painter Park. Due to large turnout last night we will have a limited amount tonight.

Menu

8 PCs. Bucket (1/4 chicken, dark meat only) $35.00

Meal - Leg (1/4 leg and thigh) with French fries & a slice of bread. $6.00
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It was delicious as always thank you!

Thank You! We really enjoyed our supper Friday ❤️

I enjoyed my chicken last night. You guys are the best ❤️

Thank you!

It was delicious thanks for all your service and sacrifices ❤

We are here, well worth the wait🐓

Got mine yesterday

Does anyone know if they are still selling chicken?

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