WARRENSBURG - Following a tradition of community service, the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. recently presented a $2,000 check to the Warrensburg Youth Football program to help purchase equipment.
In an appreciative response, the youth football group presented the fire co. officials with a plaque.
Members of the fire company held their annual coin drop in February and earmarked proceeds for the football program, agency president Kevin Geraghty said.
"We want to help out the community and keep the kids safe while they're enjoying playing the games," Geraghty said on behalf of the fire company membership.
Warrensburg Youth Football League Coach Mike Irish said the donation would be helpful, and perhaps some of it would go toward developing a town football field.
"It's great to have such generous support from the firefighters," he said. "They're helping assure that kids have positive outlets for their energy."
A highlight of the meetup between the football players, their coaches and the firefighters was providing a ride for the young football players on the fire company's antique 1936 Ford fire truck.
That same evening, the fire co. members hosted their own children who attended a meeting of the company after being served dinner by the adults.
Afterwards, the firefighters' children were also treated to fire truck rides by Pete Bederian who piloted the 1936 Ford around town to the delight of the youngsters.
The Warrensburg Fire Co. is always seeking new members, Geraghty said Friday. Those seeking to apply are urged to call 623-9766 and leave a message or contact any member of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co.