Despite a brief power outage caused by storms, friends and neighbors of the Shackle Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department helped raise more than $23,000 for the department at its annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction last month.

The annual event was held March 27 at Long Hollow Jamboree on Long Hollow Pike.

Event hosts included Rep. Johnny Garrett, Tom and Connie O’Neill, James Pearce, Jake Edgar of Haven Realty and Pascal and Michelle Jouvence. Co-hosting the event were Judy Head, Patricia McDaniel, John Isbell for County Mayor, District 7 County Commissioner Brian Stewart, Brian Messer and family, Jimmy and Deborah Holmes, Ocana Community Center, Michael and Laura Schnur, and Angie and Bart Bagsby.

“It’s always so great to see the community come together and support our firefighters,” said one of the event’s organizers, Mary Ann Day.

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