Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District Held at Russellville Elementary/Middle School

A fire truck from the Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District was parked at the Russellville Elementary school to draw attention for the spaghetti dinner held in the cafeteria Sunday, Oct. 9. Funds raised will go towards new uniforms for the Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District.

A fire truck from the Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District was parked at the Russellville Elementary school to draw attention for the spaghetti dinner held in the cafeteria Sunday, Oct. 9. Funds raised will go towards new uniforms for the Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District. Photo by John Inman.

Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and desserts were served at the Russellville Elementary/Middle School Sunday, Oct. 9, to raise funds for the Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District (RLFPD). Malinda Fast, a firefighter/EMT with RLFPD, was the chairperson for the event.

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Children who enjoyed the spaghetti dinner; from left, are Brittney, Callie and Natalie Johnson.

"This is the first fundraiser for RLFPD," Fast said. "We decided to do a spaghetti dinner. We are trying to raise funds for uniforms. We are one of the smallest departments in Cole County and as such do not get as much funding."

The support of the community means a great deal to FLFPD because of their size. Fast said they put out fires when called and also do medical calls. To help out the community they are also looking at continually improving their S.O.G. score which helps lower insurance rates for area residents.

For more of this story check out the Oct. 12 issue of the California Democrat.

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