Fire dept. raffle has more than $115,000 in prizes

Published 9:37 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

Support local heroes and have a chance to win 21 prizes totaling $115,000 including 2015 Kia Rio, 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide, 2015 Can-Am Outlander L450 DPS 4×4, 10 long guns, and cash.

All are available through the Center Volunteer Fire Department Fall Raffle.

Center, like other fire departments in the county, do not receive enough county funding to give the residents of the district and surrounding districts the level of service that they deserve, said Lisa Prillaman.

“We are privileged enough in this county to have volunteer firefighters willing to fight fires, respond to vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, and more,” she said. “These volunteers not only care for the residents of their own district, but also support each other.

“The tools and technology necessary to perform these duties effectively and efficiently is costly,” Prillaman said.

For example, a stripped fire truck is $500,000, a thermal imaging camera is $10,000, and the gear is $10,000 for every firefighter, which does not include the $500 pager. There are other expenses such also breathing apparatus, utilities, building insurance, day staff wages, hoses, axes, nozzles, training, and more.

Purchase tickets for the raffle prior to the drawing Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 11 a.m., with drawings every 15 minutes. Join the firefighters at the station for an open house, but you do not need to be present to win.

The $50 raffle tickets are available at the fire station at 2265 US 64 West, Mocksville, or from Life’s a Stitch, Davie Outfitters, Formac Automotive, Total Real Estate, or Mid Carolina Diesel in Mocksville or Bob King Kia in Winston-Salem.

For more information, call 492-7649, email at, follow Center Volunteer FD on Facebook. Information on rules and a complete list of prizes is on the website at

“The Center firefighters and residents of the Center fire district thank you for your support,” she said.