Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Presents Check to Goshen Valley Boys Ranch

April 4, 2018

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency presented a check today for $6,036 to Zach Blend, CEO of the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch located in the Salacoa area of Cherokee County. The fire department donated their winnings from the recent Guns and Hoses 5K Run that was held on February 24th at Hobgood Park.

This year’s check was a $2,196 increase from last year’s donation due to more runners signing up for the Hoses team.The fire department had 503 runners sign up for the Hoses team, while the sheriff’s office (Guns) had 281 runners.

Goshen Valley Boys Ranch provides hope and a family-model home for boys who do not have either. This was the 12th annual Guns and Hoses Run that was presented by the Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency.

The fire department wishes to thank everyone who came out and participated in the run to help the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch.

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Several members of the latest group of fire recruits participated in the Guns and Hoses run this year.  Attending the check presentation were (Back Row L to R): Sgt. Nate Sullivan, Carson Caglioni, Rodney Hubbard, Hunter Graham, Cameron Smith, Maximilian Post, Michael Hood, Christian Peterman, Timothy Stover, Cody Allen and Jimmy Wright.  (Middle row L to R) Evan Ingram, Community Engagement Coordinator for Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, Zach Blend, CEO of Goshen Valley Boys Ranch and Tim Prather, Cherokee County Fire Chief. Front Row L to R: Matt Belesi, Jedieiah Martin, Jonathan James, Christopher Norrington, Alex Sinclair, Eric Miller and Randall Droke.
Several members of the latest group of fire recruits participated in the Guns and Hoses run this year. Attending the check presentation were (Back Row L to R): Sgt. Nate Sullivan, Carson Caglioni, Rodney Hubbard, Hunter Graham, Cameron Smith, Maximilian Post, Michael Hood, Christian Peterman, Timothy Stover, Cody Allen and Jimmy Wright. (Middle row L to R) Evan Ingram, Community Engagement Coordinator for Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, Zach Blend, CEO of Goshen Valley Boys Ranch and Tim Prather, Cherokee County Fire Chief. Front Row L to R: Matt Belesi, Jedieiah Martin, Jonathan James, Christopher Norrington, Alex Sinclair, Eric Miller and Randall Droke. (click image for slideshow)