County firefighters “crusade” for kids

By Matt Lasley mlasley@civitasmedia.com

June 6, 2014

Grayson County firefighters are participating in the annual WHAS Crusade for Children fundraiser this weekend.

Personnel from all county fire departments will set up at various roadway intersections through the weekend to accept donations that will benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital and other charities, according to Leitchfield Fire Chief Jerry Schlosser.

Schlosser said despite the weak economy, the fire departments typically see a great deal of community participation during Crusade for Children.

“Even when times are tough, people still find it in their hearts and wallets to help,” he said.

Leitchfield Fire Department personnel set up at the intersections of South Main St. and W. White Oak St., and Mill St. and North Main St., on Friday morning, June 6. Leitchfield firefighters will be stationed at these two intersections throughout the day on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, as well, Schlosser said.

Clarkson Fire Department Lieutenant/Public Relations Officer Ryan Hatfield said Clarkson firefighters set up at the intersection of Highways 62 and 224 in Clarksonstarting on Friday afternoon and will be stationed at this location throughout day on Saturday, also.

In addition, Caneyville City Clerk Connie Gootee said Caneyville Fire Department personnel set up at the four-way stop in Caneyville on Friday morning and will remain stationed at this location throughout the weekend.