Community event runs from 8 a.m. – noon at the fire hall
ALMONT — A longstanding community tradition continues on Sunday, Oct. 16, when Almont Fire & Rescue and Almont Ash Sifters co-host their annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. – noon at the fire hall at 7487 Tubspring Rd.
The breakfast is free to the public, however, goodwill donations are encouraged and accepted. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support the Almont Fire Dept. and Medical First Responders.
Firefighters themselves will be assuming the cooking and kitchen duties, preparing and serving up pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and coffee for attendees.
Fun for kids
Youngsters in attendance will receive free plastic fire helmets, balloons and handouts related to fire safety and prevention. They will also be treated to fire truck rides and can play in the on-site bounce house.
Both young and old will be able to meet and speak to their hometown firefighters, while checking out the department’s trucks and fire-fighting apparatus.
The fire department’s annual pancake breakfast coincides
with National Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15.
It also corresponds with the fire department’s reminders that residents check and/or replace the batteries in their smoke alarms.
Per fire safety protocol, smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom or sleeping area, and on every level of the home— including in the basement.
For further information about the pancake breakfast or to make a donation to Almont Fire & Rescue, call 810-798-8111, or visit online at www.almontfire.org
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.