IPFD Auxiliary to host barbecue fundraiser May 18

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Inspiration Point Fire Department Auxiliary will have a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 31 Ozark Automotive Road on Highway 62. The event offers the public a chance to check out the remodel of the meeting room and kitchen at Station 1.

The last time the room saw a remodel was when a new stove and refrigerator were added in 2011. Before that, everything had been the same since the building was first constructed in 1986. Come see how new lighting fixtures, additional cabinets, backsplash tile, refurbished bathrooms and a fresh coat of paint make a difference.

The auxiliary will be serving barbecue with all the fixins. You can choose from pulled pork or chicken to go with homemade coleslaw, a baked potato, iced tea and a cookie for dessert. It costs $8 for adults and $6 for children.

In addition to the food and the remodel, IPFD will present training demonstrations at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Demonstrations will include a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drill and an exercise in navigating a confined space in full PPE and air pack. There will be a table set up with CPR mannequins, where you can learn hands-only chest compressions.

IPFD serves part of the far western portion of Carroll County. This includes Highway 62 from the Benton and Carroll County line east to the Leatherwood Creek Bridge, including all county roads leading off that section of the highway. IPFD Auxiliary was formed in 2015 and has supported the fire department ever since. Last year, they provided funds to help outfit the new-to-us rescue/brush truck with the lights and sirens it needed to operate as a rescue vehicle.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Inspiration-Point-Fire-Department-Auxiliary.

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