Sheffield-Calahaln: Garry Allen inducted into firefighter hall of fame

Published 9:59 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2023

By Brenda Bailey



Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. May you have the love and happiness you deserve, not just on Feb. 14, but every day.

Birthday wishes to:  Maxine Janie Spry on Feb. 11; Vicki Swain on Feb. 12; and Steven Dyson on Feb. 16. Happy anniversary to Kent and Crystal Reed on Feb. 15.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, let me know.

Chief Gary Allen and Wayne Whitaker present Dennis Shaw the award for 2022 Firefighter of the Year.

The annual Awards Banquet was held Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Sheffield-Calahaln Volunteer Fire Department.  Those receiving service awards were:  Mitch Masencup, Jimmy Kinder and Kendal Gobble for five years; Brandon Cheeks, Dennis Shaw and Wayne Whitaker for 10 years; Clayton and Teresa Campbell for 15 years; Justin Dyson for 20 years; Jay Lockhart for 25 years; Gary Allen and Noah Drye for 30 years; and David Allen and Jerry Keller for 45 years. We want to thank all these firefighters and their families for their sacrifice and dedication to the community and surrounding areas. Also honored were Matthew Mills, the 2022 First Responder of the Year; Dennis Shaw, the 2022 Firefighter of the Year; and David Allen, who was inducted into the 2022 Sheffield-Calahaln VFD Hall of Fame. We congratulate award recipients and thank them for their dedication and service to our community. If interested in becoming a firefighter, come by the department or call 336-492-5791. Serving your community as a firefighter is a rewarding experience.

Lynn Naylor celebrated her birthday at the BoTyme Jam on Thursday. Lynn’s birthday was Wednesday, Feb. 1.  We all wish Lynn a Happy Birthday and many, more. There was lots of food, music and fun for all those in attendance to enjoy.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Charles England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Helen Bulla, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Betty Godbey, Ted Adams, Emily Brown, Marsha Tutterow, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Larry Richie, Clyde Jordan, Maria Knight and Suzonne Stratton.

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