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Buckland firefighters hold annual fest

June 6, 2014

A photo taken at the Buckland Memorial Day Parade of the volunteer fire department's truck. (Staff photo/Tom Wehrhahn)

Entertainment, food, family, friends, rides and games will help make the 42nd annual Buckland Fireman’s Festival the place to be next Saturday.

With the tagline ‘come and join the fun,’ rain or shine the festival is set to take place on Saturday, June 14, starting with a 5k race at 9 a.m. and ending with the grand prize, reverse raffle drawing at 11 p.m.

A day filled with activities, events and fun is targeted at raising money for the volunteer firefighters of Buckland will fill the streets of downtown.

Firefighter Ted Vorhees has been a part of the festival since the beginning in 1972, and explained the purpose of the festival, which is to raise funds for operating the department.

“It’s for operations and equipment for the firefighters,” Vorhees said. “It all goes to firefighting equipment and trucks, and right now they’r win the process of buying a new truck to update our equipment and get rid of an ‘85 truck. It runs well and all, but it’s just outdated and this would be much more convenient for the guys to work out of and everything.”

For the full story, see the Saturday, June 7 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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