Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times
Smoke on the Water representatives donated $12,000 back to the six local volunteer fire departments with each department receiving a check for $2,000. The Upson –Lee High School Key Club also donated $400 to Smoke on the Water (SOTW), which was divided amongst each of the departments as well. Over the seven years of the festival, Smoke on the Water has donated $105,000 back to the community. Pictured are (l-r): Jeremy Salter (SOTW), Ryan Tucker(SOTW), Nicky Hamby (Rock Hill VFD), Alan Yarborough (Rock Hill VFD), Bernice Wilder (Salem VFD), Ernest Wilder (Salem VFD), Vinnie Artese (Lincoln Park VFD), Ryan Carroll (Lincoln Park VFD), Reuben Holston (Salem VFD), Andy Hay (Northside VFD), Ronnie Riggins (Yatesville VFD), Bobby Bickley (SOTW), Richard Hickman (Thurston VFD) and Dusty Fordham (SOTW).