Flagpole dedication, Trading Copper for Red, White and Blue



Evansville Firefighters do many things beside fighting fires and responding to other emergency runs. Discussing how they could give back to the community, Captain Ron Goedde (getty) and his crew at Station #8 decided to adopt Tracie Stafford’s 2nd grade class at Evans School. They visit them from time to time, take pencils and stickers, attend special events and even prepared and delivered a Christmas lunch to the entire class.

Now it was the students turn to give back. They decided Station #8 needed to fly a US Flag, but first they needed a flagpole so Ms. Stafford’s class started collecting pennies to fund their new project. Well, they have successfully achieved their goal and Wednesday May 14th at 10:30 AM, the Evans 2nd grade class will present Station #8 with a new flagpole and flag.

Mayor Winnecke, Fire Chief Connelly, Sheriff Williams, Leadership Evansville and other community leaders are scheduled to attend.

After the dedication ceremony, the crew at Station #8 will host a cookout for the 2nd graders.

Fire Station #8 is located at 2003 N. Kentucky Ave, just south of Diamond Ave.

Interviews will be available on Wednesday following the dedication.


  1. Is there a little romance brewing here? That is what I heard. And it’s not always appropriate for 2nd graders.

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