Freeport firefighters and borough businesses to host community events on Tuesday evening
Freeport firefighters and local businesses will host events on Tuesday to help showcase community services and commerce.
The volunteer service will open its doors and open its engines for pickup truck and fire prevention demonstrations from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the station along Market Street.
There will be prizes and giveaways at the station as well as nominations for anyone aged 16 and over who wishes to volunteer to become a firefighter.
Fire Marshal Michael Greiser said firefighters were looking to organize some type of community event to involve the public instead of just interacting in an emergency.
“We will be talking about fire safety with all the families passing by and residents who want to know more about a fire prevention plan for their home,” he said. “We are delighted to be able to open our doors and show everyone what we do. The opportunity presented itself with the businesses opening up for their event (so we joined in) to go out and be with the community that evening.
The business event is the first Mingle Off Market. It is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the borough’s business district.
Some stores normally closed on Tuesday evening will be open. A sidewalk sale is planned along the 500 block of High Street.
Vendors include Sew Homemade, Lucy’s Riverside Café, Rai’s Spa, 1833 Coffee and Tea Co., and the Freeport Methodist Church Thrift Store. The Lock 5 Tavern will have a special dish during the event.
“I think it will be great for our community, great for the townspeople, great for business and great for everyone,” said Brandi Kepple, owner of The Mercantile and one of the event organizers. . “It’s super exciting. It’s great that so many companies have said, “Yes. We are interested.
Kepple said everything, including the name of the event, is a work in progress and organizers hope to build on it for the future.
The plan is to have it on the second Tuesday of March through December, weather permitting, although that might not be the case this year.
“We want to see good things happen in Freeport,” she said. “It will be wonderful for everyone. There are a lot of things we plan to do that won’t be tomorrow. “
These things being food trucks, live bands and other entertainment.
Admission is free and no registration is required for either event.
More information about the Mingle is available on the event’s Facebook page.
More information on the activities of the fire department is available at freeportvfd.com.