Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company raises $388,000 during virtual pony auction, they say they’re grateful

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.- The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company finished their week long pony auction last night and they are overwhelmed with the amount of support that they received.

We are told when COVID-19 happened they had to make their pony auction virtual.

Denise Bowden, with the fire company, said that they were nervous and uncertain on if they would be able to raise as much funds as they usually do.

Bowden said with the support from people in Delmarva, and from people all over the country they were able to pass the amount they raised last year.

“I laid my head down last night with many thanks and I’m not gonna lie a couple of tears because I was so appreciative of everybody’s generosity and everybody’s good spirits with everything,” Denise Bowden, PIO of Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, said.

We are told that the auction brought in $388,000 this year.

Last year, it brought in $279,000.

They said they will use that money for such things as new equipment and scholarships.

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