Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Cherokee County Fire Wins Guns and Hoses Run

February 25, 2017

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services won the 2016 Guns and Hoses Run that was held today at Hobgood Park.  Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services had the most runners to sign up for the event to take home the winning trophy

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office solicit registrations from runners to raise money for charity. The event was open to the public and runners were asked to pick the team they wanted to run for, Guns or Hoses, and part of their registration fee was donated to an area charity. 

The fire department donated their winnings to the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch. The purpose Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, which is located in Salacoa, is to provide hope and a family-model home for boys who do not have either.

According to a representative with the Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency, 384 runners signed up for the fire department, while 309 signed up with the sheriff’s office. The Goshen Valley Boys Ranch will receive a check in the amount of $3,840.

Kate Borden, Recreation Coordinator for the Cherokee County Parks and Recreation Department, presented the trophy to Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather.

Thanks all of those who came out to support this event!

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Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, receives the trophy from Kate Borden, Recreation Coordinator with Cherokee County Parks and Recreation Department.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, receives the trophy from Kate Borden, Recreation Coordinator with Cherokee County Parks and Recreation Department. (click image for slideshow)
Cherokee County Field Operations Chief, Greg Erdely, is all
Cherokee County Field Operations Chief, Greg Erdely, is all "thumbs up" as he crosses the finish line.
Cherokee County Fire Chiefs pose for a photo with members and leaders of the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch.
Cherokee County Fire Chiefs pose for a photo with members and leaders of the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch.
Cherokee County Battalion Chief, Ricky Collett, helps his grandson to the finish line.
Cherokee County Battalion Chief, Ricky Collett, helps his grandson to the finish line.
Cherokee County Administrative Assistant, Laura King, is all smiles as she sees the finish line.
Cherokee County Administrative Assistant, Laura King, is all smiles as she sees the finish line.
The gun fires and the runners start the race.
The gun fires and the runners start the race.