Sunday, July 16, brings a day of celebration at the Husum Volunteer Fire Department with a day of activities for all ages at the Husum Fire Station.
What started 50 years ago with a handful of pioneering individuals dedicated to serving their community and looking out for one another, has grown and matured with the times to become a volunteer service of over 20 members skilled in firefighting and Emergency Medical Service.
"The names have changed, the equipment is modern but one thing remains the same as 50 years ago at the Husum VFD. Volunteers who serve their neighbors just because they want to," said Chief Jerry Jones, a 30ish year volunteer veteran.
Special celebration activities for the July 16 50th anniversary includes the annual Fireman's Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. with opportunities to have your picture taken in the pumper truck, a slide show of members from the past and present, and special visits from original members of the department.
At 5:30, the festivities continue with the Husum Days "duckie derby"(contact Windriver Cellars 493-2324 to purchase a duckie), firefighter dress up for children with kids firefighter games and the first ever "Husum Firefighter Competition."
Local businesses, civic groups, churches or circles of friends are invited to sign up their team of five participants to compete against each other, with the winner earning the trophy as well as the opportunity to compete against the Husum Volunteers.
Registration for your team of five can be made through Mark Zoller at 493-2641.
Cost per team is $30 and includes a hamburger/hot dog feed. The public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the teams and participate in the barbecue.