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Summit VFD Receives South Shore Foundation Grant for Equipment
February 2000

Oakland/Promise Land VFD Receives Grant 
Summit Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dwayne McFarland (left) and department members John and Aimee Van Scoy (center) discuss the department's new radio equipment with two of the trustees from the South Shore Foundation at Flippin, Jodie Jeffrey-Sanders of Mountain Home and Howard Evans of Yellville (far right). McFarland said the radios are new 32-channel, scannable portable radios for his fire department members to carry with them for receiving fire calls, along with two vehicle radios and a base unit. The equipment is being purchased with a $5,355 grant from the South Shore Foundation, the charitable foundation of the Northern Arkansas Telephone Company.

FLIPPIN, Ark. - Summit's Volunteer Fire Department has received a grant from the South Shore Foundation to purchase new communications equipment for use in responding to emergency calls. The grant was approved by South Shore Foundation trustees in late 1999, and the funds were presented in January to purchase 10 hand-held radios and three mobile radios and accessories for approximately $5,355.

Accepting the grant for the Summit Volunteer Fire Department were Fire Chief Dwayne McFarland, Fire Department Secretary Aimee Van Scoy and JohnVan Scoy. The secretary said the new radios will allow the department to have enough radios for all fire fighters. The department serves about 2,000 persons residing in and around Summit in Marion County. She said the department's funding from the city covers only utilities and upkeep on equipment, with the department having to rely on fund-raisers for other needs.

The South Shore Foundation is the charitable foundation of the Northern Arkansas Telephone Company at Flippin. Its governing board comprises 14 trustees from the fields of education, business and government in Marion County and adjoining communities.

The South Shore Foundation awards grants to nonprofit agencies and communities to further the goals of educational advancement, environmental preservation, community betterment and economic development. NATCO President Steven G. Sanders also chairs the board of trustees of the foundation. For more information or to receive a grant application, call 870-453-3333.

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