Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Fast machines and an assortment of activities helped draw a huge crowd at the annual Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department for one of their biggest events ever.
"Hazzard Life," a Tennessee-based company that specializes in replicas of the famous cars from the iconic 80s TV show, "The Dukes of Hazzard" brought out versions of The General Lee, Roscoe's patrol car, and Daisy's Roadrunner.
Vendors were set up in several booths inside while attendees took photos with the cars.
A benefit auction was held, followed by a staged car chase between the General Lee and Roscoe.
"CVFD would like to personally thank the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department for helping shut down the road for the chase to occur," said Fire Chief Daniel Johnson.
Air Methods Air Transport grabbed everyone's attention as they landed their medical helicopter in the open lot behind the firehouse. Helicopter staff then gave everyone a complete tour of the aircraft, let kids climb inside, and answered questions from the crowd.
Pelican's Snoballs were onsite with their ice cold treats and they donated a portion of their proceeds to the fire dept.
"The overall event was a big success," said Johnson. "We're very grateful for almost $4,000 for the fire department. Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone for showing such great support."
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