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PVFA Firefighters Barbecue Cancelled for 2020

posted Jul 30, 2020, 12:09 PM by Brian Hawthorne
Although the firefighters barbecue and raffle is our second largest fundraiser of the year, the members of PVFA have decided to cancel the event for 2020. While we had many creative suggestions for how to host a safer, socially-distant barbecue, ultimately we decided that we could not in good conscience hold a large gathering at a time when cases of Covid-19 are again starting to rise in Massachusetts. Our primary mission as firefighters, EMTs, and first responders is to protect the people of our town. We felt that if we did hold a "safer" barbecue, and even one person became sick afterwards, we would always wonder whether we had failed to take adequate precautions, and whether we had made a mistake.

We will miss seeing everyone the Sunday before labor day this year. Although we will not be cooking chicken and potatoes and corn for you this year, we hope that by next year things will have improved. Donations are always welcome, and all funds raised go to help purchase equipment and provide other assistance to Plainfield Fire-EMS.