Howdy Ponder! A huge THANK YOU to all those who came out and supported us at our annual BBQ dinner. A special thanks to all our sponsors and donors. We may not have had as large a crowd as in the past but it was a crowd and we are deeply appreciative of all the support and help. Next year we will be celebrating our 81st anniversary of serving our community. Anyone who has pictures, news clippings, etc. please contact Asst Chief Andrew Economedes or Chief Charlie Williams so either can make arrangements to receive the articles. Copies of said material is ok also as we understand individuals wanting to hang on to the items. Also if anyone had a family member that was a member of the PVFD please send us their name(s). Our hope is to have a theme based celebration next year. NO PROMISES but we will do our best!! We added two new members to our department. John Hester and Peyton Ford. Congrats to them and we look forward to having them. Congrats are in order for Cole Delcambre as he graduated from PHS and is now enrolled in EMT school at NCTC. Then it is the fire academy. Good Luck Cole!! We had a busy month again along with responding to Justin and Krum to assist them on structure fires. We received an order of new hose thanks to a donation from Conoco-Phillips. They have been a big supporter of the PVFD with grants/donations. Summer is coming on so be careful of the heat. It has been relatively cool and we haven't had a "gradual" warm up. So make sure you stay hydrated, take breaks and keep your head covered. Also be safe around the lakes, creeks and swimming pools. Don't forget your life jackets. Your PVFD firefighters gave up 135 man hours to respond to the 52 calls we had. This on top of frontier day preparations, weekly training and Saturday station duties. As always a heartfelt THANK YOU to them and their families. Take care and God Bless!!