(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL
Members of three organizations met in Mid-July to officially transfer the
Cosby Ruritan Club property to the Newport Rescue Squad and the Cosby
Volunteer Fire Department. From left are Floyd Ray Ford of the Rescue
Squad; Cosby VFD Assistant Chief Paul Bryant; Rescue Squad members
Newell “Hop” Byrd, Captain Matthew Woody, and J.B. Etherton; Cosby
Ruritan Club President Kristy Nease; Ruritan club members Orlie and Alice
Wood, Jerry Cody, and Iva Cogdill.
|Published: 10:14 AM, 07/23/2013
||Last updated: 10:15 AM, 07/23/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
COSBY-The Cosby Ruritan Club recently transferred 13
acres of property, located off Armory Road, to the Cosby Volunteer Fire
Department and the Newport Rescue Squad.
According to the Ruritan Club President Kristy Nease, the
club made the decision to donate the property "as one last great thing the
club could do for the community."
"The Cosby Ruritans purchased the property in the
1980s," said Nease. "The annual Ramp Festival was very popular during
that time, but due to falling attendance and bad weather, the club took a loss
in profits. We also tried to have two fundraisers, but those were
Nease explained that the annual Ramp Festival was always
held at Kineuvista Hill, but due to several reasons, the club was not able to
continue using the property. The Cosby Ruritans planned to hold the festival at
the Armory Road property, and the club continued to hold their monthly meetings
at the building on the property, but they discovered the building had a severe
termite infestation. Nease said that the remaining funds were used to fix the
problem, leaving the club unable to hold the Ramp Festival.
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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