Tonight is a very special evening in Gettysburg as it is the kickoff of the annual Gettysburg Fire Department Carnival. This event, while providing great food, rides, games and family memories for many county residents, also has a more important purpose, providing much needed revenue for the local volunteer fire department.
The Gettysburg Fire Department No. 1 has primary responsibility for responding to fires and other emergencies in the Borough of Gettysburg, Cumberland Township and major portions of Straban Township. Without the great volunteers and the funding that is provided by the annual carnival and other valuable funding sources, lives and property could be lost throughout the county.