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Rural and city fire departments both have up-to-date equipment and well-trained men. Cities receive their equipment through tax funds and pay their firemen a salary; rural departments are an all-volunteer group from the community, and they raise their money for equipment through barbecue suppers, cake sales, and musical events. Mecklenburg, Forsyth and Rowan are three of the leading counties in rural fire protection.
The Pooletown Volunteer Fire Department “Threshers Reunion” was held on the Baxter Ribelin farm outside of Salisbury, North Carolina. The two-day festival featured hundreds of antiques and farm equipment showing the dramatic progress that has taken place on the farm in this century. The festival also helps to raise money for the volunteer fire department.
For Thirty-six years Julius Lowenbein, of Ashville, has been visiting the sick and afflicted in hospitals and sanitariums in and near the mountain city. An Ashville clothier-turned-manufacturer, Lowenbein started his visitation routine after spending months in a sanitarium himself.