Earlier in the month we asked our Auxiliary to raise almost $11,000 to buy us turnouts to replace ones that are almost past their “use by” dates for six of our volunteer firefighters. (Yes, you read that right. The quotes we received for six new sets of turnouts are close to $11,000. Safety gear is very expensive.) The Auxiliary burst out the gate with a new fundraiser that could make you look really good on Valentine’s Day. Their volunteers are making candy (some have huckleberry and cherry cream filled centers) and hot chocolate bombs that they are selling through their website and with the help of two of our staunchest business supporters—The Hilltop Hitching Post and The Lodge at McGregor Lake. You can get more details and place orders on their website. We hope you will support their efforts!