The Millet Veteran Firefighters Association is looking to raise some funds for the department while offering the community some great on-ice entertainment Oct. 22.
Association president Al Kilborn said the Veteran Firefighters association is organizing a charity hockey game between their organization and the 840 CFCW Critters. Kilborn said the association was formed in 1998 as a fundraising organization to boost the Millet Fire Department.
Currently, the fire department is facing an expense when it comes to new radios.
Kilborn said the fire department needs to upgrade from an analog radio system to a digital one; other departments that Millet has mutual aid agreements with are also upgrading. The repeater in the fire hall needs to be replaced plus the radio in the dispatch room. The estimated cost of the project is about $4,650, and Kilborn said he guesses another $1,000 will probably be needed to cover the entire replacement.
The organizer said the Millet department had done another fundraiser with the 840 CFCW team about 10 years ago, and it went well. So they decided to host this competitive but fun event again.
The 840 CFCW team will take on members of the Millet veteran Firefighters Association, and Kilborn said that should be pretty entertaining. “They’re all pretty long in the tooth, including myself,” he said Sept. 23 at his shop.
The game, to be held at the Millet Agriplex, will feature three periods of Critters hockey known for some unusual strategies. “These are fun games,” said Kilborn. “These guys pull a lot of stuff, and they aim to win.
“It’s a lot of fun and the object is to raise some funds for this project.” Kilborn noted all proceeds from the event go to the digital radio upgrade project.
Along with the game, there will be door prizes, a 50/50 draw and the arena concession will be open too. There is no reserved seating; it’s first come, first served noted the association president.
Admission to the game is only $5 per person, and children 12 and under are free. The game will be held Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at select outlets around the area or you can call Kilborn for ticket information at 780-387-4546.