Cana Volunteer Fire Department Holds 50th Anniversary Event


The Cana Volunteer Fire Department had its vehicles on display for participants in the group’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday. Other activities included a bounce house for children, free hot dogs and tables with memorabilia. Organizers said the event was a way for the community to see what its donations helped make possible.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Longtime Cana Volunteer Fire Department member Don Marsh, left, and his sister Gail Hiatt share memories of their father, M.C. Marsh, during the department’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday. The late M.C. Marsh served as the first fire chief of the department and logged 25 years in the CVFD. A larger group of citizens and family members of firefighters attended the event.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Cana VFD 50th Anniversary participants Carson Gunnell-Beck, left and sister Meggin Gunnell-Beck try out some turnout gear Saturday. Longtime members Don Marsh and Porter Ayers, who was one of the founding members of the group, said talk about establishing a department began around 1964. The department officially organized a year later.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Cana Volunteer Fire Department member Dustin King mans the grill Saturday during the group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Organizers said the open house was held as a way to show the community what its support has accomplished. The tradition of community service has been passed down through generations of department members and continues today.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Memorabilia including this picture of the late M.C. Marsh was on display at the Cana Volunteer Fire Department Saturday at its 50th Anniversary. Marsh served as the first chief for the department.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

The Cana Volunteer Fire Department had its vehicles on display for participants in the group’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday. Other activities included a bounce house for children, free hot dogs and tables with memorabilia. Organizers said the event was a way for the community to see what its donations helped make possible.

The Cana Volunteer Fire Department had its vehicles on display for participants in the group’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday. Other activities included a bounce house for children, free hot dogs and tables with memorabilia. Organizers said the event was a way for the community to see what its donations helped make possible.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TCN111115Cana501.jpgThe Cana Volunteer Fire Department had its vehicles on display for participants in the group’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday. Other activities included a bounce house for children, free hot dogs and tables with memorabilia. Organizers said the event was a way for the community to see what its donations helped make possible. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Longtime Cana Volunteer Fire Department member Don Marsh, left, and his sister Gail Hiatt share memories of their father, M.C. Marsh, during the department’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday. The late M.C. Marsh served as the first fire chief of the department and logged 25 years in the CVFD. A larger group of citizens and family members of firefighters attended the event.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TCN111115Cana502.jpgLongtime Cana Volunteer Fire Department member Don Marsh, left, and his sister Gail Hiatt share memories of their father, M.C. Marsh, during the department’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday. The late M.C. Marsh served as the first fire chief of the department and logged 25 years in the CVFD. A larger group of citizens and family members of firefighters attended the event. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Cana VFD 50th Anniversary participants Carson Gunnell-Beck, left and sister Meggin Gunnell-Beck try out some turnout gear Saturday. Longtime members Don Marsh and Porter Ayers, who was one of the founding members of the group, said talk about establishing a department began around 1964. The department officially organized a year later.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TCN111115Cana503.jpgCana VFD 50th Anniversary participants Carson Gunnell-Beck, left and sister Meggin Gunnell-Beck try out some turnout gear Saturday. Longtime members Don Marsh and Porter Ayers, who was one of the founding members of the group, said talk about establishing a department began around 1964. The department officially organized a year later. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Cana Volunteer Fire Department member Dustin King mans the grill Saturday during the group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Organizers said the open house was held as a way to show the community what its support has accomplished. The tradition of community service has been passed down through generations of department members and continues today.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TCN111115Cana504.jpgCana Volunteer Fire Department member Dustin King mans the grill Saturday during the group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Organizers said the open house was held as a way to show the community what its support has accomplished. The tradition of community service has been passed down through generations of department members and continues today. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Memorabilia including this picture of the late M.C. Marsh was on display at the Cana Volunteer Fire Department Saturday at its 50th Anniversary. Marsh served as the first chief for the department.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TCN111115Cana505.jpgMemorabilia including this picture of the late M.C. Marsh was on display at the Cana Volunteer Fire Department Saturday at its 50th Anniversary. Marsh served as the first chief for the department. David Broyles | The Carroll News
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