Members of the Buck Flats Community Development Society sold Christmas wreaths at the Serendipity Sale in Houston last Saturday

Buck Flats Society working towards a fire hall

The Buck Flats Community Development Society is raising funds to survey donated land for a Buck Flats volunteer fire hall.

The Buck Flats Community Development Society is raising funds to survey donated land for a Buck Flats volunteer fire hall.

Society President Chris Newell said Andy Pollock, a Buck Flats resident, donated two acres of land for the fire hall, and they’re working to get a property survey done to parcel off the land.

“The reason we need a fire hall is that we want to be able to provide fire protection throughout the winter,” said Newell.

“With freezing conditions, you can’t really store a fire truck outside, so that’s the big reason we want a fire hall.”

The society is fund raising for the property survey, upwards of $5,000, he said.

Newell says the Buck Flats Community Development Society has over 30 members and four recently elected officials: Chris Newell is President, Andy Horsefield is Vice President, Rose Grelson is Treasurer, and Alexander Walsh is Secretary.

So far they’ve done wreaths for the Serendipity Sale last Saturday, and they’ve been looking into other funding agencies.

“Everyone is really into it. We’ve had offers for donations and we’re going to be pursuing that.

We’ll be working hard on our own as well to make that happen,” Newell said.

 

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