By Jon Watje
The Minco Fire Department will host the annual area volunteer fire department fundraiser dinner this Sunday. Funds are always hard to come by for volunteer fire departments and people in the community are encouraged to attend to help their local firefighters.
The event will be held on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the department, located at 107 N.W. 3rd Street. It is sponsored by the Pocasset Masonic Lodge.
People who attend will be treated to a meal featuring pulled pork BBQ with all the trimmings and desserts made by the wives of the volunteer firemen.
Excess desserts will then be auctioned off and R&R Auction and Real Estate from Minco will provide the auctioneer services.
Cash donations will be accepted at the door and all monies received from the donations and the dessert auction will be distributed among four area fire departments including Minco, Cogar, Harold and Pocasset.
All funds raised will help the departments purchase needed equipment and other items to assist them in being able to provide support to their communities in fighting fires, saving lives and property.
The annual event is the largest fundraiser for the department.