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Fire department welcomes community for parade and picnic

As successful as last year’s drive-thru event was for the Southern Door Fire Department, new Fire Chief Rich Olson is excited to welcome you back for a more traditional-looking parade and a picnic this year on July 24th. The pandemic forced the department to alter its annual event, but the generosity of the community helped it purchase new cordless Jaws of Life units for vehicle extrication incidents and updated equipment for its emergency medical responders. Olson says he is happy to be welcome the community for a more traditional event this year, which will feature live music, water fights, live music, demonstrations, and of course food.

Olson says no specific projects are lined up for the funds earned during this year’s event, but hopes to let the community know more soon after. The Southern Door Fire Fighters’ Picnic and Parade begin at 11 a.m. at the Forestville Fire Station on July 24th. Line up for the parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Mill Road with the picnic taking place soon after.

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