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Southside Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 40th anniversary with open house on July 30

From Staff Reports

Southside Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a community open house on Saturday, July 30, fro 4 to 7 p.m. at Station 1 located at 1295 Carolina Ave. in Erwin.

The department was established on March 10, 1976, by a group of concerned citizens who saw the need for fire protection for the south end of Unicoi County.

Southside invites everyone to stop by and tour the fire station and the trucks on July 30. There will also be firemen on hand to answer questions you might have and safety publications. Smokey Mountain Sideshow will be providing entertainment.

For more information, call Southside Station 1 at 743-5964.