LEAD THE PARADE: Help NKF&R firefighters support Kingston’s Fourth of July Celebration by making your donation to that cause through us.
For every dollar donated, you’ll get a chance to win either a deluxe Fourth of July Parade package or one of our famous birthday parties. The parade package includes reserved parking for one car and special seating for four at The Cup & Muffin, two seats aboard our flagship fire engine as it leads the parade, and refreshments. This is a priceless opportunity to enjoy our local celebration in style.
We donate a limited number of our birthday parties to local charity auctions, where these sought-after packages often sell for more than $500 each. Included are invitations, fire-themed decorations, party “helmets,” fire-themed treat bags, firefighter games, cake, ice cream and — for the birthday girl or boy — a ride in the fire engine. Make your donation at our headquarters fire station during regular business hours, and you’ll be entered into the drawing which will be held at 5 p.m. on July 3 at Tiny Town.
HELMETS AND LIFE JACKETS: We’ll be at the Kingston Farmers Market on June 22 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with low-cost and custom-fit bike helmets and life jackets. See you there!
LISTENING AT LUNCH: NKF&R Fire Chief Dan Smith treated guests to a detailed explanation of the fire department’s budget, while firefighters grilled hamburgers, during our annual appearance at the Hansville Neighbors Luncheon. Residents treated us to excellent questions and a warm welcome. We look forward to returning next year. If your group would like us to come and do the same, just invite us by calling 297-3619.
KIDS DAY AT THE FAIRGROUNDS: Join the county’s fire departments and other groups focused on childhood safety for Kids Day, a free and fun-filled event at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, on June 1 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
SEAT CHECKS: This month’s regular car seat check takes place on June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at our headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston. If you miss that one, you can get your child’s seat checked on June 24 at Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s Station 23, 12985 Phelps Road NE.
— Michele Laboda is public information officer for North Kitsap Fire & Rescue. Contact her at email@example.com