For the seventh straight year, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services won the annual Guns and Hoses Run charity fundraiser event.

Held on Feb. 20 at Hobgood Park, the 15th annual event saw the fire department have more runners than the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office sign up to take part for the race. A representative from Cherokee Parks and Recreation stated that this year’s race was a close one, as there was only a difference of 26 runners between the Hoses team and the Guns team.

For the event, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services solicit registrations from runners to raise money for their charities. The event is open to the public and runners were asked to pick the team they wanted to run for, Guns or Hoses, and part of their registration fee was donated to an area charity.

The 2021 event raised $4,176 to help support two charities. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services will donate $2,244 to the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, while the charity supported by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office will receive $1,932.

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