Chief Ian Dougherty and his Crew depend on the generosity of the CK Community. The Community did not let them down. Generous volunteers and donors helped make this event one for the record book. With record attendance and the help of their professional auctioneer company, this year’s event raised the most money ever. The weather didn’t cooperate though, resulting in the continuation of the auction on Sunday morning. The band played on and the crowd danced the night away with the help of a back-up generator.
World renowned ‘speed artist’, Randall Hadden, created custom art for the event. His ‘warm up’ painting of Elvis took only 8 minutes to complete. The next speed painting was both impressive & emotional, honoring the 19 Fire Fighters who lost their lives June 30, 2013.
The winner of the 1977 Custom Jeep was drawn by Logan Nelson, daughter of CKFD Captain, Louis Nelson & CKFD Office Manager/Dispatcher, Danielle Nelson. Chief Dougherty took time away from the auction to call David B from Glendale, Az to inform him that he won the Jeep. David was very excited as he said he has never won anything before! Congratulations to David and thanks to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket.
Many thanks to all the generous bidders and donors at the 2019 Auction. CKFD is critical to our town and its guests. We are all served well by the department. The funds raised will help CKFD to continue their commitment the town of Crown King.