Coon Valley Fire & Rescue new rig

The new Coon Creek Fire & Rescue vehicle arrived on Nov. 2. It will be on display at the annual dance in Coon Valley on Nov. 4.

Coon Creek Fire and Rescue will hold its annual Firefighter’s Dance at the Coon Valley Village Hall, Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Music will be by Leather & Lace. Admission is by donation. Refreshments will be available, and grilled chicken sandwiches will be served.

The majority of proceeds from the dance will be put toward the purchase of a trailer to transport the department’s Kubota UTV. Currently, the UTV is transported inside of Squad 2, a Chevrolet Step Van. The plan is to primarily pull the trailer and Kubota behind the department’s brush unit. The trailer also provides the versatility to transport the UTV with other vehicles.

The new Rescue 1 will be on display during the dance. Fifty percent of the purchase price of the vehicle was paid with tax dollars, with the other 50 percent coming from donations. In addition, the fire station will be open, and people are invited to see the equipment.

Coon Creek Fire & Rescue has been serving the Coon Valley area since 1908, something longtime Fire Chief Russ Cornford said is a milestone in itself.

“We are blessed to live in such a beautiful area with so many generous and grateful people supporting us. Join us on Nov. 4 and check out our new rescue vehicle,” Cornford said.

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Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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