Afternoon of fun to support Golden firefighters

7Eleven is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday in order to support Golden Fire and Rescue.

The equipment at the Golden Fire Hall is vital to the operations of Golden Fire Rescue. So when something breaks or wears out, it’s up to the Golden Volunteer Firefighters Association to replace it.

This Saturday, June 27, the association, with the help of 7Eleven, will be holding a fundraising event to make sure that money is available for this life-saving equipment.

“We’re trying to raise funds to put towards the road rescue program,” said Sean Lemieux, a volunteer firefighter in Golden. “It’s for general maintenance. If we find a new tool we need, or break something during training we need to replace it.”

The event will include a barbecue, silent auction, live music from the Pickups, and games and face painting for the kids. Members of the fire department will also be on site for the festivities in the parking lot.

Aside from the silent auction, which includes donations from local businesses like Glacier Rafting, The Turning Point, Brent’s Board Shop and Lordco (among many others), the fire department will also be selling their own memorabilia like T-shirts and hats.

“You can also look forward to seeing Mr. Slurpee, the 7Eleven mascot will be down there,” said Lemieux. “I think it’s the first time he’s come to Golden.”

The event goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 27 in the 7Eleven parking lot.