|This Sunday is Holyoke VFD's Family Fun Day|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
A giant slip and slide, water keg fights, a Velcro wall, kids’ races and more, topped off with a pie and ice cream social will be part of the Family Fun Day planned at Homesteaders Park in Holyoke Sunday, June 12, starting at 1 p.m.
The afternoon fun in the park will be followed by the stock car races at Phillips County Raceway, which will be sponsored by the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department. Hot laps will begin at 4 p.m., with the race start time at 5 p.m.
Included in the afternoon competitions will be a fireman’s obstacle course, water keg fight, yard bowling fireman style, a dunk booth and lots of kids’ games. The Velcro wall and slip and slide will add more fun for all ages.
A dry change of clothes is suggested for those participating in the games.
Those attending are encouraged to take their lawn chairs, enjoy the music and spend some time hanging out with neighbors, friends and family.
This is the second year the Holyoke VFD has opted for a Family Fun Day to serve as its primary fund-raiser for the year.
Donations will be taken at the event or checks can be mailed to Holyoke VFD, P.O. Box 4, Holyoke, CO 80734.
This event replaces the annual fireman’s ball which was held for years in the springtime.
2010 activity reviewed
In 2010, Holyoke VFD adopted a new logo to go along with its motto “Pride, Progress and Tradition.”
Members note they are proud to serve the community and have been progressive in staying current with the ever-changing fire service practices and equipment while keeping in mind the history and traditions of the fire service and the Holyoke department.
During 2010, Holyoke VFD members:
—answered 56 fire alarms and spent 955 hours training.
—volunteered a total of 2,590 hours of service to the community.
—averaged 99.62 volunteer hours per fireman.
—logged 2,510 miles on the fire trucks.
—wrote and applied for three different grants.
For safety precautions, HVFD reminds citizens to buckle their seat belts, check and change smoke detector batteries and report all controlled burns to the Phillips County Comm Center prior to and after burning.
Holyoke Enterprise June 9, 2011