The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual Fundraising Marathon on Saturday, despite scattered rain showers throughout the day. Hundreds of community members gathered at the station in Republican Grove to support NHVFD, purchase stew and enjoy fellowship in a vibrant, high-energy environment. The Hill City Cloggers came down from Lynchburg to entertain the crowd and other local musicians contributed their talents to the event throughout the day. Hungry attendees enjoyed stew, barbecue, snow cones, ice cream and other delectable dishes. Children played at the bouncy house, while various vendors peppered the parking lot to sell their wares. Saturday marked the return of the first full-scale event since pre-pandemic times. The event brought in $24,000 in food sales before expenses. The quilt raised $3,909.