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Crosby VFD to hold benefit cookoff

CROSBY — The First Annual Crosby Volunteer Fire Department Cook-Off “Friends, Family & Fundraising” will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Texas Wild on FM 1942. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the CVFD.

This event will be for all ages. For children there will be a Moonwalk, face painting, sno-cones and more. Adults can enjoy live music, good food and cold beverages.

“The Department needs to generate another means of income. The Golf Tournament has been profitable but with the economic growth of Crosby our calls have continued to increase each month,” said Alan Kulak, chief of the CVFD. “We are hoping that this event will assist with some of the unexpected expenses we have been hit with such as the increase in fuel prices, pump and transmission repairs just to name a few. We are looking forward to this event and hope it gets bigger and better every year.”

The CVFD has had only one fundraising event in the past two years, the Annual Hot Shotz Golf Tournament, which began in 2004.

The majority of the CVFD’s monies come from taxes from homeowners, which is .05¢ per every $100 valuation. The CVFD has increased the number of Stations in the Crosby area from two Stations to five Stations to better protect the outlying areas of Crosby and assist homeowners with lower Homeowners Insurance Policies by obtaining a lower ISO rating.

Did you know the CVFD consists of ALL volunteers? Approximately 53 men and women from our community volunteer their time and efforts to protect your land, homes, children and businesses. The Volunteers are responsible for Crosby & Barrett Station, which encompasses 103 square miles. They also handle Mutual Aid calls for Harris County, more specifically, Highlands, Huffman, Sheldon, Channelview and Dayton.

Entry fee is $100 for a 20 x 30 space which includes electricity and water. Cooking categories will be Fajitas, Chicken, Ribs, Open Side Dish and Brisket, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Trophies and cash prizes for 1st Place Brisket, 1st Place Ribs and 1st Place Chicken.

If you have a team that would like to participate or for more information please contact Joe Anselmo at 281-328-4598 or 281-328-7173 or you can call the CVFD at 281-328-2300.