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Fire truck being auctioned off for orphanage in Honduras

The fire truck that local residents may have seen parked at The Brambles on Main Street in Mathews recently is being auctioned to benefit a boys’ orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The call-in auction is very informal, said Brambles owners Clyde and Mary Forrest, who are coordinating the sale. Anyone wishing to bid should call 725-4990 between now and Oct. 15 and leave their name, telephone number, and bid offer. On Oct. 15, the highest bidder will be notified.

Mary Forrest said the 1973 diesel truck with a 500-gallon tank and a 2,000-gpm deck gun just needs a battery and it’ll be good to go.

Formerly owned by the volunteer fire department in Hampden Meadows, Rhode Island, the truck was obtained several years ago by Tim and Ingrid Carter of Honduras. Since then, it has been used by Living Waters Church of God at Dutton for the church’s annual fall harvest fair.

Tim Carter’s parents, Lou and Virgie, are Gloucester residents and members of the church, alon...

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