The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department volunteers and their families were treated to a barbecue chicken dinner and an assortment of sides and desserts last Monday. The meal and fellowship was enjoyed by all. Family Night is observed regularly when there is a 5th Monday in the month.
The McQueeney community came through once again, generously donating school supplies to the Communities in Schools Stuff the Bus program. Accepting the supplies collected at the McQueeney Fire Station is Rosa Linda de la Cerda, representing the Communities in Schools program. Marilyn Marshall, auxiliary member, delivers the donations.
McQueeney VFD Volunteers participated in the Seguin parade, monitored the fireworks show on Lake McQueeney, plus manned the fire station, providing 24 hour protection for the McQueeney community over the Independence Day weekend. McQueeney VFD Fire Chief Michael Wiedner would like to thank the community for entrusting the department with their safety and emergency needs. We are proud to serve McQueeney and the surrounding area.
Members of the McQueeney VFD attended a memorial service for Victor Villanueva, who drowned in June of 2021 while trying to rescue his two sons who had been swept downstream in the Guadalupe River near the FM1117 bridge. Villanueva, as well as Casandra Kendrick, a 22 year old local and US Navy veteran, both drowned in the rescue effort. The two young boys were brought to safety. McQueeney VFD Chief Mike Wiedner and Lieutenant Ray Salas, using the department’s rescue boat, located Villanueva’s body after a two day search. Shown in the picture below are Chief Wiedner and Lieutenant Salas along with the Villanueva family.
Our McQueeney VFD Chief, Michael Wiedner, is currently in Florida doing the final inspection of our brand new Engine 11!!! As a department, we would like to thank the community from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make this purchase possible.
We work hard to better serve the community of McQueeney and of Guadalupe County every single day! We still need help from our community, our most valued members, in paying for the new truck and outfitting it so that we can better serve and protect you. Please come out and see us at our community events, stop in and say Hi, or just give us a wave. Your donations of any amount are always appreciated!
After 11 years of dedicated service in a number of capacities, Phil Vasille has decided to retire. He and his wife will be moving to the northwest to be closer to their children. We thank Phil for his service to the department and will definitely miss him! A celebration in his honor was held on April 18th.
On Saturday, April 9th, area children were treated to a visit with the Easter Bunny, along with breakfast and fun activities with the McQueeney VFD volunteers!