Mercy Flegel is Fire Chief for a Day

Mercy Flegel gets to ride in a firetruck after winning Vavenby Fire Chief for a Day prize

Vavenby's Fire Chief for a Day Mercy Flegel is all kitted out with firefighters Austin Greene (l) and Malcolm Greene (r). She got a ride around town on a firetruck on Oct. 18.

On Monday morning, Oct. 18 Malcolm and Austin Greene of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the school in one of the fire trucks.

They were there to dress Mercy Flegel in her gear and to take her for a ride around town in the truck. This was her special prize for being Fireman For a Day. She looked very excited about going and the class waved her off. Everyone jumped when the truck blew its horn.

Churches sponsor youth ministry

Five churches from Clearwater and Vavenby have joined together to sponsor a youth ministry called Y2C Youth Ministry. It will meet Fridays starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. The group leaders will try to hold it in Vavenby once a month. Meetings will not be held on holiday weekends. This Christian youth group is open to all teens from grades 8 – 12.

The first meeting of Y2C held in Vavenby was on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Vavenby Christian Church. There were 60-plus teens present. First they played a town wide game and then met at the church for a devotional about teen bullying. The next two meetings are at the Baptist Church in Clearwater.

Coloring contest at store

Vavenby General store is holding a Halloween coloring contest for ages zero – 12. The prizes are a surprise and a free movie rental. Pick up your picture from the store and turn it back in by Oct. 29.


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