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Annual Christmas dinner held

Drakes Branch Fire and Rescue recently held their annual Christmas dinner at Lebanon Church. During the event, past and present members were recognized for their dedicated service.

Past Fire Chiefs and Treasurer were recognized during the Christmas dinner. Pictured are, from left, William Kennedy, Charlie Hancock, Clarence Hamlett, Garland H. Hamlett, Jr. and Wade Setzer.

Pictured are, Drakes Branch Fire Chief Kenny Tharpe and Floyd Napier. Napier was honored as the longest serving active member of the department.

Tharpe recognizes Firefighter of the year, Matthew LaMotte.