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June 25, 2013

Bowman’s Addition Volunteer Fire Department organizes car show to raise money for ambulance

Event Saturday night at Naves Crossroad

CUMBERLAND — The Bowman’s Addition Volunteer Fire Department will host a car show Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Premiere Car Wash at Naves Crossroad in hopes of raising money for a new ambulance. The fire department wants to have an additional ambulance due to the recent wear and tear of its current ambulance.

Carole O’Baker and Amanda Jones have volunteered at the fire department for 21 and six years, respectively. They hope to raise as much money as possible hosting the car show, with their goal being about $1,000.

The fire department has a contract with a vendor to purchase a new ambulance estimated at more than $200,000 and is pursuing financing with a local bank, O’Baker said.

The women approached Dave Mihailovich in De-cember about hosting the fundraiser on his property. He agreed and the fire department was able to get 18 sponsors and have T-shirts made to begin raising money.

Car shows were held in the past at the Dairy Dip, now the site of Advance Auto Parts, so the show will be a reunion of sorts.

The car show is open to the public and will feature many different things in hopes of earning donations. According to O’Baker and Jones, a boot will be passed around for donations as well as allowing burnouts on the blacktop next to the car wash for additional donations.

Mr. Softee will be selling ice cream and will make a donation from his profits. Mihailovich will be selling burgers and drinks and will also make a donation from his profits. Fifty/fifty raffles will also be held.

O’Baker and Jones agreed that the fire department is “very important to the community” and that they’re “basically a family through the good times and bad.” O’Baker credits treasurer Sue Blacker with keeping the company afloat. “She looks for grants, tells us what we can and can’t spend, and she keeps us in line,” she said.

Both women said the department is looking for anyone else to join them as volunteers. “Having no pay is the hardest part to get volunteers,” O’Baker said. “We have to do extra work to raise money and have to work to get money from the state.”

The fire department’s mutual aid companies include Bedford Road, Baltimore Pike and Corriganville volunteer fire departments. “We’re a very small fire department, so we depend on our mutual aid companies,” the women added.

The fire department’s run area has a specific focus on the Bedford Road, Baltimore Pike and Valley Road areas but the ambulance can travel anywhere in the county when a county medic is scheduled to respond from Bowman’s Addition as his base. The department responds to about 400 calls a year.

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