Culpeper Times • May 25-31, 2017 TOWN NEWS
CCVFD parade and carnival this week
The Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department Co. 1 kicks off its biggest fundraising effort of the year May 24 with its annual carnival and parade. The fundraiser helps pay for fire trucks and equipment and the volunteer fire department has a new engine purchase planned in the near future. According to Joey Perryman, chairman of the carnival for CCVFD, a new pumper truck purchase is in the early stages and is expected to be completed by mid-September. According to CCVFD Co. 1 chief Kenny Mills, the new truck will cost between $700,000 and $800,000. The department recently secured a loan for $400,000 so they are hoping the money raised from weekly bingo and the carnival will help cover the other half. The truck, which will be called Engine I, will be used for structure fires and is replacing a truck that is 20 years old. “It helps a lot in purchasing new equipment,” Perryman said of the annual carnival. Mills said that the department covers about 80-85 percent of the county on fire calls so they put a lot of miles on the pumper. The trucks are on a 20 year rotation, so the next replacement will be needed for another pumper in 2025. The fire department also hosts bingo every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. to help defray costs. Last year the department responded to almost 800 calls. The carnival will be hosted from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets for those times are $15 for all-you-canride. A Saturday matinee will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. and tickets for those times are $10. The rides are provided by Valley Amusements and the event will be held at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprise grounds, located at 220 James Monroe Highway. In addition to the carnival, CCVFD will host its annual parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25 beginning at the intersection of Piedmont and Main streets. Main Street will be closed from the intersection of Route 522 to the intersection of Route 3 during the parade. As of Monday, 151 entries have registered for the parade. For a full list of parade entries, see page 24.
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Piedmont Publishing Group promotes three Rappahannock Media’s Piedmont Publishing Group, parent company of the Culpeper Times, last week made changes to its organizational structure, promoting two local leaders. Tom Spargur was named Publisher/Group Sales Director of the Culpeper Times, while Jeff Say was named Editor of the paper. Jim Kelly was named Sales Director, Media Tom Spargur Operations of Piedmont Publishing’s magazine group based in Warrenton. Kelly will oversee the sales operations of the Piedmont Virginian Magazine and the Jeff Say Warrenton, Broad Run and Haymarket Lifestyle magazines and their associated digital sites. Piedmont Publishing Group owns the Rappahannock News, Jim Kelly the Culpeper Times, the Piedmont Virginian Magazine and the Warrenton, Broad Run and Haymarket Lifestyle magazines. Spargur has been working for the company as group sales director and was named Publisher for the Culpeper Times and will remain group sales director for the newspaper division. Say has been with the Culpeper Times since 2015, serving as graphic designer. He has previously worked in the community as Community Editor and Sports Editor of the Culpeper StarExponent. "The heart of being a truly local news organization is dedicated local leadership. Tom and Jeff have demonstrated their engagement with and commitment to the Culpeper community for years," said Dennis Brack, president of the Culpeper Times parent company. "We're pleased to elevate two great leaders." Under the new leadership, the Times and the magazines will be focusing on continuing the core values of community journalism while helping translate the medium to a more digitally-centered lifestyle. "We're committed to an enhanced digital report to complement what is already the most robust print newspaper in the community,” Brack said. “On that front, we plan to continue to add more local features and sections."