Zeigler Fire Department fundraiser Saturday


One of this area’s most efficient volunteer fire departments wants to grow. So, Saturday night they are having a fundraiser to help fund an addition to their current home.

Chief David Greer’s department is hosting a Raise the Roof event Saturday night at Zeigler Eagles Lodge. The event is planned to raise money so that an addition can be built to the current fire station at Zeigler City Hall.

The department needs more room for their emergency vehicles and seeks to raise the money themselves, with community help.

“We literally have equipment stacked up and in the loft,” said Lt. Kathie Flowers. One emergency vehicle sits out in the elements.

Saturday night’s event begins with a BBQ dinner served from 6 to 8 p.m. Music by Shakey Jake begins at 8 p.m. There will also be a silent auction as well that night.
Tickets are $15 per person and will be available at the door.
This is the first of a series of fundraising events for the new construction desired. A Raise the Roof Concert Series is also planned.

Tickets on sale Saturday for Zeigler Fire Dept. fundraiser

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 10, for a December fundraiser officials hope will provide funds for a construction project at the Zeigler Fire Department. The Dec. 8 fundraiser called “Raise the Roof” aims to do just that, and provide covering for first responder’s vehicles at the fire station.

Tickets will be available starting today at Casey’s General Store and the Post Office in Zeigler.

The event starts at 6 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Zeigler Eagles, with a meal of pulled pork sandwich, slaw and baked beans being served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by music by Shakey Jake from 8 p.m. until midnight. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the event.

For more information, contact any volunteer firefighter in Zeigler. “Raise the Roof” tickets are $15 for adults, and $7 for children ages 12 and under.

— Bruce A. Fasol

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