LAURELVILLE — The Laurelville Old Time Fireman’s Festival raised $19,100 during its annual Most Expensive Cake Auction, an incredible amount to spend just to quench your sweet tooth!

The annual event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to benefit the community’s volunteer fire department. But have you ever wondered where all of the money comes from?

The fact is, it’s not just a couple of people or businesses that come up with the donations, it is the entire community that comes together to support their first responders.

This year’s funds were contributed by 141 different group, individual and business sponsors, including: Albert Moore; Albi’s; Al’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning and Plumbing; Amerine Farms; Andrew and Debbie Tracey; Andrew, Monica, Sarah and Jessica Delong; Anonymous; Ben and Cheryl Crooks; Benny and Marilyn O’Hara; Bev and Dave Karr; Bill Gooley, Perry Township Trustee; BJ and Linda Van Fossan;

Black Oil Co.; Bob and Eleanor Bowers; Bob and Gayle Moses; Bob and Helen Platz; Bob and Sherry Bowers; Bob Smith (Mule Man); Bonnie Ebert; Brandon Anderson Family; Brent and Diane Ebert; Bruce and Janice Ebert; Bruce and Linda Burson; Bud and Linda Skivers; Butch and Pam Valentine; C&L Erectors and Riggers; Car Quest Auto Parts; Carl and Ethel Hart; Carol and Bud Smith and Family; Carrol’s Farm Service; Chris Radabaugh Construction; Chuck and Judy Smith; Clayton and Bev Stahr; Colton Poling and Dakota Merz; D&D Refuse; D&K Overhead Doors; D. Trent and Jennie Wharton; Dan and Esther Fouts; Dan Riechelderfer; Dan Vanwarmer, Nationwide Insurance; David and Kim Marr; David and Lori Fast; David Huff; Delong Building Systems; Delong Farms; Dick and Barb Harwood; Dick Wine; Don and Geneva Kempton;

Donnie and Rhonda Kempton, Eric and Diane Maxson; Ernie Garrett Excavating; Francis Bowsher; Frontier Cabins; Garrett’s Carpet Connection; Grandma Fayes, Dave Seymour; GT Lawn and Landscape; Hannah, Abigail, Alivia and Adam Fast; Happy Hollow Auto Repair; Harper’s Gas and More; Heidi’s Cakes; Henry and Dorothy Wilmoth; Hocking Hills Cozy Cabins; Hocking Valley Gutter; Darwin Hamner;

In Memory of Amy and Chelsea Carr-Platz Family; In Memory of Barbara Hettinger; In Memory of Bob and Helen Wilson; In Memory of Dave Hinton; In Memory of Gwendolyn Egan; In Memory of John and Rose Norton; In Memory of Kenneth and Joyce VanCuren; In Memory of Lloyd and Leila Fetherolf; In Memory of Nancy Hart; In Memory of Perry Williams; In Memory of Phyll Fletcher; In Memory of Ruth Thurston by Ron Thurston; In Memory of Sam Wiggins; In Memory of Todd and Bill Fraley; in Memory of Bob by Jean West;

Iron Horse Builders; Jack Pine Studio; Jason and Jerri Hettinger; Jan and Teresa Garrett; Jeff and Sherry Randle; Jim and Helen Smith; Jim and Linda Shaw; Jody and Mandy Shelly; John (Bud) Norton Excavating; John Cavinee, Perry Township Trustee; Karen Wiget; Kathy and Red Dog Ramsey; Keith and Tammy Smith; Kingston National Bank; L&J’s Ice Cream, Pizza and More; Lee and Janice Norman; Lisa Kempton; Lowell Fox;

Marlene Riddle; Marlin and Darcie Tisdale; Mary Moore; Matt and Kim Ebert; Melisa Tatman; Mike and Becky Poling; Mike Butts Excavating; Mike Smith, Perry Township Trustee; Old Man’s Cave Chalets; Pat Crown Family; Patricia Hartman; Paul and Lori Vandermark; Paul and Nancy Sowers; Ralph and Sandy Ogle; Ramon and Nancy Maxson; Rex Hardman Trucking; Rich and Shirley Litman;

Richard and Cindy Huffman; Richard and Gail McCabe; Rita and Randy Hardesty; Rod, Kelly and Mallory Hart; Ross Farms; Roy and Kay Garrett; Roy and Narcy Stahr; Rubes Concessions; SaltCreek Banking Center; Sam and Betty Ebert; Shane Karshner; Steve Holderle; Steve Smith and Tangela; T&D Thompson Lumber Co.;

Tahnee and Dakota Vansickle; The Ridge Inn; The Savings Bank; Tim VanSickle/Magnetic Springs Water; Village Cafe; Violet Thompson; Wanda and Neil; Wanda Johnson Family; Wayne’s Building Supply; Wellman Funeral Home; Wes and Sylvia Blum; Whitcraft Logging and Land Clearing; Wood Contours; and Young’s Foodtown.

In conclusion, Valentine thanked the contributors for their generosity and ongoing support on behalf of the Laurelville Volunteer Fire Department, the community it serves and himself.

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