An overview of our charitable activities, finances, and governance in 2020
THANK YOU to all who bought cookies from us this past month. We netted more than $900 with our holiday bake sale fundraiser. We wouldn't have done so well without the support of the owners of the Hilltop Hitching Post and The Lodge at McGregor Lake allowing us to sell cookies at their restaurants. We… Continue reading Bake Sale Success Story
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020Time: 3 PM – 7 PMLocation: Marion Community Room attached to the main fire station (180 Gopher Ln) We will have a variety of baked goods for sale just in time for gifts for yourself or others. Anyone who placed online orders for cookies can pick their cookies up then, too.
Today is #GivingTuesday! Please, either donate to, or buy cookies from us. We are raising money to buy a Jaws of Life extrication tools system for Marion Fire District. Your gift matters to not only car crash victims, but to the volunteers doing their best to rescue those victims when minutes mean the difference between… Continue reading Today Is #GivingTuesday
Our volunteers are baking cookies to raise money to buy a Jaws of Life extrication tools system for Marion FD to help our firefighters more quickly and safely rescue victims of motor vehicle collisions. Please, buy them to eat or gift to others. Cookies are only $...
We drew winners for our annual raffle at 12 noon today. All winners this year either live in Marion or own property in the Marion Fire District. Kathryn Buckles = $1,000. A.J. King = rifle. Sam Nickol = Kindle tablet. We are grateful to all who purchased raffle tickets or donated money to our fundraising… Continue reading Raffle Winners and Progress Report
Regretfully, Marion Freedom Day (our community's 4th of July parade-carnival-BBQ that our fire department hosts) is cancelled. A majority of the Marion Fire District's Board of Directors decided to cancel the event, because of COVID-19. Hopefully, conditions will improve enough that we will have the event next year. We will still draw raffle winners' tickets… Continue reading CANCELLED: Marion Freedom Day
We are looking for volunteers from the community-at-large to help and participate in this year's event on Independence Day. We're especially hopeful to get more participants in the parade that can create/pull a decorated float or drive a classic car. There's a committee meeting tomorrow (5 PM on June 3rd) at the main fire station… Continue reading 4th of July Event Committee Meeting
We are grateful to the owners of The Lodge at McGregor Lake for letting us piggyback on their annual fishing derby this weekend to sell raffle tickets. Thank you also to those of you who purchased raffle tickets. Your generosity allowed us to gross $1,341! We will return to The Lodge at McGregor Lake on… Continue reading McGregor Lake Fishing Derby
Two instructors are now offering free yoga classes each Saturday at 9 AM in the Marion Community Center attached to the main fire station (180 Gopher Lane). They are accepting donations to go to the Marion Fire Auxiliary in lieu of payment for their services. We hope to see you there. The instructors ask that… Continue reading Free Yoga (or for Donations)