Welcome to The Greensprings Community Website
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Thank you for visiting the Greensprings Community Website. This site has been developed to provide useful information about community activities and educational features that support fire safety in our community, as well as to inform website visitors about the purpose of Greensprings Fire and Rescue. It also includes an electronic version of The Alarm newsletter, a link to current road and weather conditions, a link that describes volunteer opportunities, useful links to relevant fire related information sites, fire education websites for children, and a merchandise link where you can electronically become a member of GSFR.
One of our important community organizations is Greensprings Fire and Rescue (GSFR). This organization is a non-profit that raises funds to support the Greensprings Rural Fire District, our all volunteer district, that provides first responder medical and fire services. Currently, GSFR is busy preparing for our annual fundraiser, the Greensprings Mountain Festival. Please visit our festival site for exciting details about this event at www.greenspringsmountainfestival.org
New Greensprings News!
Great news the 2014 Greensprings Fire & Rescue Annual Meeting on May 31, 2014 to be Followed by a Dinner/Dance and Auction: Live Music, Fantastic Auction Items, Great Community!
The 2014 Paddlefest will be on June 28, 2014 at Howard Prairie Resort Featuring Music Brought to You by Greensprings Mountain Festival.
The 2014 West Coast Country Music Festival will be on August 16, 2014: Featuring Food and Drinks by Greensprings Fire and Rescue.
Your Greensprings Fire and Rescue membership supports our volunteer fire department. You are now able to pay your annual dues online using Paypal. Donating $25 or more gives the right to be a voting member of GSFR.
Greensprings Fire and Rescue Membership Form
We are a Not-for-Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization. All donations are tax deductible
2014 Greensprings Fire & Rescue Annual Meeting
The Greensprings Fire & Rescue Annual Meeting on May 31, 2014 is to be Followed by a Dinner/Dance and Auction: Live Music, Fantastic Auction Items, Great Community! The 2014 GSFR Annual Meeting will be held this year at the Box R Ranch (16799 Greensprings Highway 66). Festivities will begin at 4 PM in the Great Hall with the Annual Meeting led by GSFR President Shelley Morrison, GFRD Chief Gene Davies and GFRD President Bob Givens. Please come hear about your All-Volunteer Greensprings Rural Fire District and how it is supported by Greensprings Fire and Rescue. Everyone is welcome at the Annual Meeting for no charge.
Following the Annual Meeting, there will be a No Host Happy Hour featuring local craft beers and wines. If you were at the meeting, you will receive a ticket for a complimentary beverage! Light snacks will be served as we gather to share stories on the driest of winters in Southern Oregon. Meet and network with your neighbors and preview the items for the evening’s auction. We are still gathering auction items, but we currently have a Pool Table, an antique Fire Engine Wagon and a Peugeot Bicycle.
Dinner festivities will begin at 6pm with a meal featuring Box R Grassfed Beef, and an optional vegetarian entree. Local wines will be featured at each table. Live music will begin toward the end of dinner with dancing to follow throughout the evening. Jason Johnston and Michael Boren and their band will provide entertainment for the evening.
During and following dinner, we will be conducting a silent auction of items from our mountain community and the entire Southern Oregon region. Handmade crafts, artwork, themed baskets and travel/lodging packages will be featured. Later in the evening, we will be having a live auction with our very best items.
This great evening of dining, dancing and auction opportunities will be presented to 2014 GSFR members for $10 per person, if paid in advance. If you pay your membership dues at the meeting, a limited number of tickets will be available for $15 per person. Non-members will be able to reserve a seat at the dinner in advance for $20 per person or at the meeting for $25 per person. Tables, seating 6, are available for $120 with a placard indicating the donor/purchaser. Get tickets at www.greenspringsmountainfestival.org
On June 28, 2014 the Greenspring Mountain Festival will present their Mountain Music Jam in conjunction with the Northwest Outdoor Store’s Second Annual Kick Off the Summer Paddlefest at the Howard Prairie Resort. We will be joining force with Jackson County, the BLM. And Mount Ashland Association to make a great day of outdoor activities and music.
The day will start with Fun and Free Paddling Events at Howard Prairie Resort from 8 AM to 4 PM. All manner of ‘paddling’ events will be available so check them out at www.thenorthwestoutdoorstore.com
New this year, there will be a bird watching event by Kayak. A Family Bicycle Ride around Hyatt Prairie Reservoir will start at noon. Everyone is welcome to ride for free with the purchase of a music ticket ($10) or $5 per person/ $10 per family. There will be lots of scrumptious food including BBQ chicken, pizza, beer and wine.
Music will be available from 3 PM to 8 PM at the Howard Prairie Resort. The music will be a blend of country and bluegrass. Moon Mountain Ramblers and Eight Dollar Mountain will be joined by two or three other bands for a great afternoon of music and dance.
Come camp for the weekend or just for the day! Free parking will be available at Howard Prairie Resort. All ticket, food and alcohol sales benefit Greensprings Fire and Rescue and the Pinehurst School and Greensprings Food Pantry. Tickets for the Mountain Music Jam with all included events are $10 per person, 16 and under are free. Visit our website at www.greenspringsmountainfestival.org
2014 West Coast Country Music Festival
The West Coast Country Music Festival at the Green Springs Inn will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Check them out online at www.westcoastcountrymusicfestival.comThroughout the day, Greensprings Fire and Rescue will be providing food and will be the exclusive beer and wine vendor for the Festival. All proceeds from the food and drink sales will benefit the Greensprings Fire and Rescue and the All Volunteer Greensprings Rural Fire Department. Please join us for a great day of music and some wonderful food and drink and support your fire department.
Welcome to the Greensprings Rural Fire District
The Greensprings Rural Fire District serves the needs of people living in the Greensprings community. The Greensprings volunteer fire department is proud to help our community members before, during and after emergencies. Since our response area includes major highways and many recreational facilities, we also help countless visitors.
Please visit our fire district website at http://www.greenspringsfire.org/. It details what we do, and will keep you informed about Greensprings Rural Fire District Board actions.