Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department hosts barbecue fundrasier
By Roger Cowan
This past Sunday, the Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Bbq plate fundraiser at the Nordheim Shooting Club.
Through the smoke and the overwhelmingly tasty air of the cook house behind the hall, one might have caught a glimpse of firemen working hard to turn out plate after plate of perfectly cooked bbq chicken. But the place to be was inside the dining hall of the shooting club, as that was where the eating and the air-conditioning were to be had.
Held annually, the fundraiser helps to bring in much needed financial support to the fire department. While the Forestry Department and grants help with much, the funds gathered this weekend are vital to cover the cost of equipment, training, and the day-to-day costs associated with the department.
First organized around 1910, the Nordheim Fire Department currently has about twenty volunteer firemen, including chief Ronnie Pfiefer. Pfeifer could be found manning the kitchen during the fundraiser, busily preparing plates for an eagerly awaiting public.
The fire department are currently working on a new building to house the department. Though the building itself was completed earlier in the year, it did require new roll up doors, as they were severly damaged during Hurricane Harvey. Once the entrance and exit to the building is paved, the department will be able to move in.