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33rd Annual Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue Benefit September 3 at Barefoot Bar

Thu 8-30-2018 24457 Stake Out Rd,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-The 33rd Annual Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue Benefit will be held Monday afternoon at the Barefoot Bar.

Longtime volunteer Duane Zharadnik says proceeds will be used for important equipment:

Duane Zahradnik on APO Benefit cut 1 on gear needs 

"The State mandates that we keep our equipment up to code, and we need to buy some new bunker gear, basically the pants and the coats, the protective gear.  That stuff is expensive and it's only good for 10 years and you have to replace it, and so we have a lot of bunker gear that needs to be replaced at this time, and that's going to be the main purpose of this fundraiser is to replace some of that bunker gear."

He adds that the event will feature numerous live auction items:

Duane Zahradnik on APO Benefit cut 2 auction items 

"We have two fundraisers a year.  We have our pancake breakfast and this is the one that we really depend on to raise funds.  We have some great auction items.  We have a brand new washer and dryer in the box.  We just got a fantastic cooler.  It's made with cork wood, probably the most beautiful cooler I've ever seen.  We just got a new neon Coors Light sign.  We have a fire pit, we have Traeger Grill, we have some great items."

Auction items are still being accepted for the benefit, which will run from 1 to 5 Monday afternoon at the Barefoot Bar.

To donate items call Duane at 712-330-3509