"We're going to lose between
The 200 mugs, which were ordered well in advance of the event, feature the
Richards said HVFR made the decision to cancel in May.
"We had to go by what the governor put out at the time, and think about if people were going to be comfortable wearing a mask and social distancing while at the carnival," Richards said. "It will go on next year."
Carnival supporters will miss out on entertainment like Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods, Toolshed Jack, Sapphire and
Although the fire department "doesn't spend foolishly," Richards said HVFR will have to be stricter with its budgeting due to the loss of income. In the meantime, the department will apply for emergency services relief funds when the application becomes available to submit.
The fire department receives a
Richards also presented a proposed billing ordinance Wednesday that he would like
"Some of the insurance companies are asking for a billing ordinance before they let the funds go," Richards said.
HVFR responds to an average of 100 calls annually and has about 60 members, including 20 (fire-line) firefighters, life members, active members and junior members.
Richards said the fire department dinners have been held this spring and through this month, but will probably halt in July and August, before resuming again in the fall. The meals are available for pre-orders and curbside pickup.
To order a mug, call 570-985-3714 or 570-653-1261; or visit the HVFR Facebook page for details on upcoming dinners.
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