Not to mention the event filled the back of Halifax County Sheriff's Yukon up for the food pantry at the sheriff’s office for the needy. While the event was free, organizers Ross McKinney and Sheriff Tripp asked attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the food pantry at the sheriff’s office.
According to Redwine's Towing, they gave out over 300 gifts to kids who stopped by to see their very big wrecker and Citizens on Patrol and the Roanoke Rapids Police booth over 90 Kids fingerprint I.D.'s were done. A member of the Roanoke River Antique Engine and Tractor club mad trips around the parking lot all day carrying kids in painted barrel trailers.
Air horns, sirens, horns filled the air as the kids pulled the straps or pushed the button. A complete list was not available at this time, but a few that standout were the Halifax County Sheriff Department, Northampton County Sheriff Department, Roanoke Rapids Police Department, Enfield Police Department, Weldon Police Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina Forestry Department, North Carolina Wildlife, MJ Price Construction, Roanoke River Antique Engine and Tractor Club, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Roanoke Rapids Fire Department, Weldon Fire Department, Scotland Neck Fire Department, Davie Fire Department, Redwine's Garage, PETA, Coca-Cola, Halifax Community College EMS Mobile Lab, Roanoke Valley Rescue Squad, C.D. Williams, P and S Transportation, Ezzell Trucking Inc., Weldon/Seaboard Gin Co., Halifax County EMS, Halifax EMC and RRspin.com Sports.
Photos by Randy Wrenn