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Proceeds Benefiting 
The Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc.





100 Block of West Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas

Professional and Licensed Auctioneer Harold L. Lotz (Texas Lic. #17089)

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!! 

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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 6, 2023 

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, "Willow City Recipes and Remembrances" cookbooks, 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 6:00 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 drawing ticket sales end at 6:30 pm and winners announced 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.

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

The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department sponsored the annual pet rabies vaccination clinic in Willow City on  Saturday, February 11, 2023.  The event was held at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323, between the hours of 2 to 4 p.m.  The Station was set up for a drive-thru clinic, which allowed pets to be treated from the owners’ vehicles.  Rabies vaccinations were administered by Dr. John Metzger, DVM, of Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital. We reach out to different veterinarians each year to alternate/rotate between them in serving the Community. Check and cash payments were accepted, and other vaccinations for dogs and cats were available upon request.  Rabies vaccinations per dog or cat was $10.  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.  

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 9, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.  The Rabke Family will provide roast, potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and tea, 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 830-685-3266 or 830-685-3321.

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 "Fire won’t wait.  Plan your escape." at the Willow City Fire Station on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 6 - 8 p.m.  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, 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. 

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