Mountain Lake firefighters welcome youngsters, their families to ‘their shed’
The firefighters of Mountain Lake Fire & Rescue welcomed families with young children to the 11th-annual Family Fun Fair this evening (Wednesday, October 11) at the Mountain Lake Fire Station. The event was for families with children up to 12 years of age.
The Family Fun Fair is held each year in conjunction with National Fire Safety Prevention Week.
Families visiting the fire station were able to get an up-close look at fire-fighting equipment and trucks – as well as the ambulance of the Mountain Lake Ambulance Service – along with explore all of the vehicles.
Display booths, representing community and county agencies, included Sanford Clinic-Mountain Lake, Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services, Cottonwood County 4-H and Mountain Lake Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE). At each booth, parents about the and the opportunity to learn about the services the agency provides, while the children had fun with an activity, game or craft.
In addition, each child received a free book and fire safety stickers courtesy of the Mountain Lake Early Childhood Initiative (ECI).
A free light supper of sloppy Joes, chips, cookie and juice was served by Reva Hulzebos of the ECI, along with the firefighters. The meal was prepared by Good Samaritan of Mountain Lake.
Sponsors for the event included Mountain Lake Fire & Rescue and the Mountain Lake ECFE, in partnership with the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF).
Below is a photo gallery from this evening’s family funtime: