Town Talk 7-10-10

Youth football program slates fundraiser

The Warrensburg Youth Football Club is sponsoring a bottle drive July 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at Direct Deposit redemption center on Main Street. The drive will support the various activities of the youth football teams and keep the cost of participating in football low for the young athletes. Those who seek to donate their bottles and cannot get them to Direct Deposit, call Kim Ross at 623-2932 and someone will pick them up.

Smoke Eaters Jamboree coming up

The 48th annual Smoke Eaters Jamboree will be held July 23 and 24 at the Warrensburg Town Recreation Field.

The event, a long-standing tradition in the North County, includes a midway, rides and entertainment for children and betting games for adults.

Headlining the event on Saturday evening is the ever-popular rock band the Refrigerators, known throughout the region for their high-energy performances. The day also features a barbecue at 5 p.m. As always, an outstanding fireworks display will close the event at 9 p.m.

Friday, the traditional auction of new and used goods and vehicles, with Jim Galusha as auctioneer, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday admission is $3, with children under 12 free of charge. Saturday admission is $5.

All money raised from this event goes back into the community for the many functions that the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. sponsors, including their local scholarships, sponsorship of the baseball and football teams, and underwriting the annual senior citizen Thanksgiving dinner.

Fire company president Kevin Geraghty notes that most other emergency response organizations solicit donations from each household in their service area, but they do not.

"We have the longest standing fundraising effort in the area, since 1963, and we need your support to keep it going," Geraghty said.

Those who would like to donate an item toward the auction, call 623-9766 and leave a message.

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