The Elk Volunteer Fire Department invites you to its 13th annual Summer BBQ to be held Saturday, July 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Center on Highway 1 in downtown Elk.
Department members and friends are preparing to serve up grilled tri-tip, smoked chicken and portabella mushroom entrees, along with beans, garden salad, bread, homemade dessert and coffee. Enjoy all you can eat for a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for kids 7-12 (6 and under free). And, as always, Elk’s famous Margaritas will be available, along with beer, wine and soft drinks.
Emergency vehicles and equipment will be on display at the BBQ. Kids can meet Smokey the Bear and play in the portable pond. Weather permitting, you can inspect CalStar and REACH helicopters and greet their crews. And throughout the day, music by Wild Elk will keep things lively.
There will be 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 now at the Elk Store, the Elk Garage, Queenie’s Roadhouse Café, Bridget Dolan’s Pub and at the BBQ. You don’t need to be present to win.
Serving the Elk community and providing mutual aid to the Anderson Valley for 61 years, the EVFD has 17 volunteers, 6 of whom are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The department maintains a fleet of 7 firefighting vehicles of mixed type and an ambulance located at 4 stations spread out over a large, 55 square-mile service district.
The annual BBQ generates critical funds to maintain the department and its equipment. Please support the volunteers who help you in emergencies. But kindly leave the dogs at home.