Howdy Ponder! Well....we finally got some rain! WOW!! But don't let it fool you. As we said before, the grass is still dormant so it will burn. When it starts to green up, we can then breathe a little easier. Frontier Days is coming!!! Date is May 19. BBQ dinner, live auction, silent auction and a short video of the history of PVFD. Last year was our 80th anniversary and we missed it. So we are putting a little program together to try and show everyone why the PVFD was formed and the progress it has made. We will also have a "fashion show" of the protective gear that has been worn through the ages. We sure would like to see all of your wonderful faces, hungry appetites, and open wallets :). Hopefully we get some great auction items as we did last year. If you or you know anyone that would like to donate an item for the live auction, contact the PVFD with the information and we will absolutely follow up. Our annual gun raffle will begin this week. Tickets are $10 and buying one ticket gives you four chances to win one gun. You buy more than one ticket and you can win more than one gun. We will have ticket sales at Bev's on various days and you can also get tickets from any PVFD member. A NEW thing we are going to try is pre-selling BBQ tickets. We will have more information on our Facebook page after our March business meeting. Our engine is at the factory getting repaired due to an accident last December. If all goes well, we should have back in about 7 weeks. We have a replacement unit we are using until ours returns. Some happy news, our member Dustin Jeter and his wife Maranda had a baby boy last week. Thank you Dustin and Maranda for given us a future PVFD member!! LOL :))) We had a busy month again and more than likely that trend will continue. So your moral and financial support is important for us. We responded to 50 calls last month and our members gave up 120 man hours to handle these calls. As always these man hours do not account for the weekly training and Saturday duties that are required. Our many thanks to their loved one's for allowing them to serve their community in this honored and noble service. Until next month, take care and God Bless Ponder.