There were high spirits in Washington on Friday August 29th as the city received a $15,000 grant to purchase a fire truck from the city of Hope. Washington obtained the grant from the Arkansas Department of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission through the General Improvement Funded Fire Protection Grant Program. The new truck comes from the Hope Fire Department who recently put the truck up for auction after purchasing a new truck. The Washington Fire Department provides fire protection and first responder assistance for the 183 citizens of Washington as well as the tourists to and structures of Historic Washing to State Park and the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation.
Pictured is Daniel Shelman and Holly Ballard of Historic Washington State Park, Hope Fire Chief Dale Glanton, Jamie Pafford Gresham of the Arkansas Rural Development Commission, Washington Mayor Paul Henley, John Andrews, Director of the Arkansas Department of Rural Services, Washington Fire Chief Deriel Romine, State Representative Brent Talley, Washington Fire Auxiliary Secretary/Treasurer Dolly Henley, Washington City Clerk Becky Dye, Washington Alderman Ann McBride, Washington Fire Auxiliary President Robert Deaton, and Washington Alderman Marion Taylor.