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Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Hosts 37th Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad’s 37th Annual Oyster Roast will be held on March 24 from 1- 4 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Tickets are $50 each and include live entertainment, food, drinks, raffles, artisans and equipment demonstrations. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1952 and dedicated to providing top-notch pre-hospital emergency care to the residents of and visitors to Virginia Beach.

“This longstanding tradition is a great way for the community and our volunteers to come together,” said event chair David Whitley. “Our members would not be able to provide the quality, free services our community relies on if it were not for the amazing support we receive at this event, our largest fundraiser of the year.”

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Bruce Edwards Receives 2012 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award

Virginia Beach, Va. – Bruce W. Edwards, Virginia Beach EMS Chief, received the 2012 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award at the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad’s 61st Annual Awards Banquet on January 12.

The award was instituted in 2005 to recognize individuals whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the volunteer rescue squad system in Virginia Beach.

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