A generous gift could help some Bedford County firefighters overcome their financial troubles.
The Big Island Fire Department is auctioning off a private sky box at Lynchburg's city stadium. Billy Craft Honda and Kidd's Restoration & Cleaning Services donated the box, after learning about a fraud case that involved the fire department.
Former Bedford County supervisor Tony Ware was recently convicted of stealing money from the fire department, while serving as the organization's treasurer. The incident cost the volunteer agency around $15,000.
"It was pretty nice that a company, not located in Big Island or Bedford County, would think of us when they were making donations," said Brandon Cocke, chief of the Big Island fire department.
The winner of the auction will get to use the sky box during the Lynchburg Hillcats game on July 4.
Bids will be received starting Monday. The auction closes June 22. You can e-mail bids to email@example.com or call (434) 299-5674.