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.

Support Local Journalism

Now, more than ever, residents need trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by purchasing a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you unlimited access to important local news stories. Our mission is to keep our community informed and we appreciate your support.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.