Can Parking At The Fair Save Lives? (A Smokey Exclusive)

Can Parking At The Fair Save Lives? (A Smokey Exclusive)

Can Parking At The Fair Save Lives? (A Smokey Exclusive)

SPRINGFIELD/ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Did you know that you can help firefighters save lives just by parking your car at the fair? That’s right, the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department raises funds for equipment, training, and personnel by hosting a parking lot at the Robertson County Fair each year!! Parking in their paid lot is almost like manning a fire engine all by yourself! OK, maybe not but every time our brave firefighters save someone’s home, you’ll be standing right there with them in spirit!!

Every year during the Robertson County Fair, the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department pairs up with the American Legion to offer parking at the ballfield directly across from the fairgrounds.

The White House Community Volunteer Fire Department Department is made up of 100% volunteers and with only two fundraisers a year, each one must count!  The money is used to buy/repair and replace badly needed firefighting and lifesaving tools.

This year they need helmets and turnout gear (suits) due to the gear being outdated. Good equipment helps to protect our Firefighters and in turn, that helps them save lives!

According to White House Community Volunteer Fire Department Press Liaison, Tara Parker,  it costs roughly $13,480 dollars per firefighter to have the helmet and turnout gear needed to safely make calls. WOW that’s a lot!!  “Having 40 volunteers to outfit can get expensive on top of the fuel bills, truck notes, and everyday bills for each station. It can get rough on the funds to get the things we need, that is why fundraising is so important to us,” Parker said.

So remember, when you go to the Robertson County Fair, look for the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department Department parking lot across from the fair! PRICE: $15 per vehicle.

If you are not going to the fair but would like to make a drive-by donation anyway, they’ll have a bucket set up next to one of their fire engines that will be parked in the center lane of Memorial Blvd during the fair.  Pull on up and say “I’d like to make a donation!” The firefighters will then stop all traffic, gather around your car, and sing you a song!! OK, not really, but they will in thought because your donations really matter! To See the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department in action-> CLICK HERE FOR NEWS REPORTS

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The 156th Annual Robertson County Fair runs from September 19-23.

Tuesday, Sept. 19th Kick Off with the Fair Parade @ 5PM

PRAISE & WORSHIP NIGHT Wednesday Sept. 20th @6:30PM –Century Stage.

CAR SHOW Thursday Sept. 21st from 5:00-7:00PM -Century Stage Area.

PET SHOW Saturday Sept. 23rd Registration 9:30AM, Show Time 10:00AM – Pavilion

PEDAL PULL Saturday Sept. 23rd @ 10:00AM – PAVILION (immediately following pet show)

4-H TALENT SHOW Saturday Sept. 23rd @ 4:30 PM -Century Stage

Demolition Derby Saturday, Sept. 23rd @ 7PM




Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:

Gates open at 5:00pm

$15.00 Pay One Way (includes carnival rides)

Senior Citizen Nights (Age 60 & older) FREE ADMISSION when you bring donations to Isaiah 117 House (See list of items below) Free Admission does not include carnival ride

Friday & Saturday:

Friday Gates open at 5:00pm Saturday Gates open at 3:00pm

Adults $12.00 … Students $6.00 (students are through High School age only) Admission ONLY – does not include rides

Saturday Armband Special VALID 3:00PM – 7:00 ONLY

Armband Special
Armband Special for Rides
$20 plus Regular Gate Admission
** Some rides will require 2 tickets in addition to armband **

Isaiah 117 – Changing the way foster care begins

Senior Adults 60 & Older get FREE ADMISSION when you bring a donation from the list below for Isaiah House! Tuesday through Thursday (does not include rides)


baby wipes, diapers, toothpaste, flossers, body wash, lotion, deodorant, pacifiers, hairbrushes, detangler, shampoo, conditioner, headbands, ponytail holders, notebooks, pencils, crayons, binders, toothbrush (single package)

For more info on Fair activities and schedules, click Here.

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