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The Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department members thank all who came, participated and contributed to make this year’s event successful. We sincerely appreciate you and thank you for your support.

Annual Fundraiser Saturday, May 4
in Willow City, Texas 78675

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The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members invite everyone

to join them for the annual benefit on Saturday, May 4, 2024 

at the Willow City Fire Station,  located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.  

A welcome ceremony and US Flag and Texas Flag raising will be held at 3:30 p.m.

The Auxiliary’s Country Store offering a variety of home baked goods, hand sewn items and crafts, and more items will be open from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

The Specialty Boutique offering WCVFR Logo Merchandise will be open from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

A Silent Auction begins at 3:00 p.m. and bidding closes at 5:30 p.m.

The Live Auction with Auctioneer Tim Jeanes will be held from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m.

A Pork Barbecue Meal with all the trimmings plus slices of homemade cakes, cookies and brownies

will be served after the live auction ends at 6:00 p.m.  Cost per meal plate is by free-will donation.  

Plates are available dine in, drive thru and carry out. 

The prize giveaway drawings end at 7:00 p.m.   One need not be present to win.  Chances are available at 1 ticket for $2 or 6 tickets for $10.00

from Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department firefighters, medical first responders, and auxiliary members

and at Hohmann’s General Store and at Rabke's Catering and Table Ready Meats.

A wide variety of wonderful Auction Items and Giveaway Prizes are being collected. A List will be posted soon.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help the 501c4 non-profit all-volunteer department continue to maintain and improve the station, trucks and equipment, and for training, insurances and routine operating expenses.

All support and donations are appreciated to this annual benefit to help the WCVFR continue operating year round.

Cash and checks with payer identification posted on them are preferred for accepting payments,

and limited credit/debit cards will be accepted on day of event for item payments. 

For more information about the Annual Fundraiser, contact Auxiliary President Margie Hohmann at 830-456-3785

or Fire Department President Janet Rabke at 830-685-3266 / 817-395-3882.  

Also, one may call the Fire Station at 830-685-3376 or email to


Gillespie County, Willow City Basic Skywarn Severe Weather Training - March 21, 2024 from 7 - 9 pm at the Willow City Fire Station.  - No Fee, No Registration

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Local SKYWARN® severe weather training offers citizens, first responders, emergency management, amateur radio operators, and volunteer organizations the opportunity to learn about severe weather information specific to South Central Texas. These sessions also improve preparedness and provide procedures for reporting severe weather to local NWS forecasters.  Note: WCVFR will be handing out Eclipse Glasses to all attendees! Keep your Eyes Safe April 8th!

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The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will sponsor the annual pet rabies vaccination clinic in Willow City on  Saturday, February 17, 2024.  The event will be held at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323, between the hours of 1 to 3 pm.  The Station will be set up for a drive-thru clinic, which allows pets to be treated from the owners’ vehicles.  Rabies vaccinations will be administered by Dr. Amy Jo Pilmer and Dr. Jensen Liljeberg of Hill Country Veterinary Clinic. We reach out to different veterinarians each year to alternate/rotate between them in serving the Community. Check and cash payments will be accepted, and other vaccinations for dogs and cats will be available upon request.  Rabies vaccinations per dog or cat are $12.  Annual rabies clinics throughout Gillespie County support the regular canine and feline vaccinations and have contributed both to the health of dogs and cats and to the public health.  

Please have the below information to  help process the paperwork.  

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 7 pm in Willow City

The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department invites the public to a “Meet the Candidates” evening on Wednesday, January 31, starting at 7 p.m. at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.

County Office candidates running in the Gillespie County March 5 Primary Election will introduce themselves, explain the position, and/or present their views.  Invited to attend are those running for County Attorney, Commissioner Precinct 1, Court At Law Judge, Sheriff, Tax Assessor / Collector, and Treasurer.  There will be time for attendees to ask questions and for guests to talk individually with the candidates.  All are encouraged to attend this opportunity in Willow City to hear the candidates. 
We look forward to this opportunity to allow the voters to hear the March 5 Gillespie County Primary Election candidates speak.  For more information, call WCVF&R Secretary Frances Heimann at 830-685-3321. 

The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department invites all area residents and property owners to a Community Holiday Social to celebrate the Christmas Season on Friday, December 15, 2023 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.  The Rabke Family will provide the main meal, and attendees are invited to bring a dessert and to enjoy a simple social with neighbors.  Meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.  
A collection area for items to be donated to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry and the Fredericksburg Animal Shelter will be set up Friday evening. 
Fredericksburg Food Pantry nonperishable food items examples of items include: canned fruits or vegetables, canned meats, canned tomato products, cereals, flour, oatmeal, pasta, peanut butter, soup, sugar, and evaporated milk.
Fredericksburg Animal Shelter items suggestions include: Pedigree dog food, Fancy Feast canned cat food, Friskies dry cat food, Purina dry cat food, Multi-cat non-clumping cat litter.
For more information about the Willow City Christmas Party, call 830-685-3321.

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Thank You for Your Support in the Tuesday, October 24 Fredericksburg Pizza Hut - Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc. 20% Fundraiser!  Great turnout!  $2,365.87 in sales = $473.17 in earnings!!  

This helps keep the WCVFR going and here for you! Thank You!  

Fredericksburg Pizza Hut Gives Back

to Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department -

Tuesday, October 24 from 11 am to 9 pm.

Rules:  (1) Supporters must have a valid fundraiser flyer (printed/digital) in order to have their sale counted. (2) No one may distribute flyers on premises of Pizza Hut (including the parking lot). (3) A minimum $15 sub-total purchase is required for an order to count towards the fundraiser earnings. (4) Gift Card and special bulk pricing orders cannot be counted towards the fundraiser earnings. AND, an additional feature allows you, our supporters, to enter the coupon code hutgives in the cart when ordering online. Online delivery orders (or any order placed online) can be added to our earnings!

Thank You for Your Support

Fredericksburg, Texas Pizza Hut!

Area residents and property owners are invited to the Willow City “block-party” social to celebrate “National Night Out:  Connecting with Your Community" and Fire Prevention Week's "Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention.." at the Willow City Fire Station on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 6 - 8 pm.  Hotdogs, lemonade, tea and water will be furnished. Everyone is invited to attend and families are asked to bring a side dish, salad, and/or dessert, and to enjoy a simple social with neighbors. National Night Out is designed to:  1.) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; 2.) generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; 3.) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and 4.) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  Also, firefighters will present a special program giving tips on fire safety.  For more information on the social event, one may contact WCVFR President Janet Rabke at 830-685-3266 or 817-395-3882. 

National Night Out ( ) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring law enforcement officers and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October.  Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.

About Fire Prevention Week ( )
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.  Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. 

The Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department 

Firefighters, Medical First Responders and Auxiliary Members

Thank You for attending, participating and supporting our  Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, 2023!! 

The Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc. endeavors in partnership with the County of Gillespie and the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, Inc. to further the preservation, maintenance and administration of the historic Willow City School Building which is used by the WCVFR Corporation for training and other purposes, and is used by the public from time to time for education, civic and community purposes. 

For more information on the property, visit:

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