The Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department (CVVFD) Open House and annual fundraiser was on Saturday in Centennial. CVVFD Secretary Nancy Taft says they've been able to raise $10,000 during the three-hour event the past few years. Funds raised during the Open House go towards training and equipment for the CVVFD, which has been serving Centennial for 40 years. I was privilege to be live on location for the Open House and had a great time learning about the CVVFD while snapping some fun photos!

Harold Davis was honored with a Certificate of Recognition for being the longest serving member of the CVVFD. Harold joined as a firefighter the year after the department started, served as Chief from 1976-1996 and is still an active member of the department, filling out state paperwork on a dial-up computer.

With raffle drawings every 20 minutes, a silent auction and donations being taken by the food table, the CVVFD is hoping to have raised enough money to be able to purchase a high-power snowmobile and train some of the newer members of the department. Donations can be made online at