Neck District VFC holds block party

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/NDVFC

NECK DISTRICT — Members of the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company held a block party on Saturday, as a way to foster new friendships among residents of the area.

“Most of the streets within the Neck District are not overly conducive to meeting neighbors other than maybe those on adjacent properties, and even then it can be difficult,” an email from President Mike McKinley said. Food and music was provided by the fire company, and games were organized.

Members also displayed their newest piece of equipment, Rescue Engine 31-1. “This is the first acquisition of a major firefighting apparatus in almost 20 years,” Mr. McKinley said. “It is a very big deal for a small community.”

Brian Holliday is one of the leaders of the company. He said after the party, “It was an awesome afternoon! Several people I spoke to said they had a whole new appreciation for what we do. Others said they were very impressed with the quality and condition of all of the equipment for a small-town department like ours. All in all, everyone expressed their appreciation, not only for the block party but for our dedication to the community.”

In other news from the NDVFC:
• The Annual Auction will be on Nov. 2. The company will accept donations from Oct. 20 through Nov. 1.
• Members are considering having a New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance at the firehouse. No specifics other than the date and the availability of music have yet been determined. A decision should be possible by mid October if this will be viable.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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