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Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department wins PRIDE award

The Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department won the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for July 2016. Some members gathered on July 7, 2016, to accept the award from PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson.

The Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department won the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for July 2016. Some members gathered on July 7, 2016, to accept the award from PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson.

Leslie County’s Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, which recognizes outstanding service within PRIDE’s 42-county service area in southern and eastern Kentucky.

The fire department members frequently volunteer for Leslie County’s cleanup projects. Most recently, they cleaned two miles of shoreline during the River Sweep.

“I want to thank the members of the Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department for their commitment to the people and environment of Leslie County,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson, who presented the award.

Members of the Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department with trash they collected during the 2016 River Sweep.

Members of the Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department with trash they collected during the 2016 River Sweep.

“When Leslie County puts out a call for cleanup volunteers, this group shows up, works hard and does a great job,” Wilson said. “That kind of dependable, reliable service makes a big difference.”

“This fire department has always been ready and willing to help clean up their community and keep it clean,” said Angie Muncy, Leslie County Solid Waste Coordinator and PRIDE Coordinator. She nominated the fire department for the PRIDE award.

“There has never been a project too big or too small for this group,” Muncy said. “They truly are a ‘volunteer’ fire department. That speaks loud and clear in their efforts.”

“At PRIDE, we have seen the tremendous impact that dedicated volunteers, like the Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department, can have in their community,” Wilson added. “Such faithful volunteers not only make their environment cleaner and healthier, but they also build up the pride in their county.”

PRIDE, which stands for “Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment,” was founded in 1997 by Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-5) and the late James Bickford, who was the Kentucky Secretary for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. The PRIDE mission is to contribute to the economic and cultural growth of southern and eastern Kentucky by improving water quality, cleaning up solid waste problems and advancing environmental education, in order to improve living conditions for its residents while enhancing the potential for tourism industry growth in the region.

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