A consignment auction will be a new attraction at the Morris Firemen’s Festival Saturday, June 21, says Shari Strassell, Morris Firemen’s Association Board of Directors member.
Community members are invited to bring items for the auction, which will be held on St. Anthony’s ball field (please see box). They will be accepted Thursday, June 19, from 5-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, June 21, until 8:30 a.m.
A percentage of the proceeds will go to the fire department. For more information, persons can contact Louie Scheele at 812-212-2300 or 934-2433.
Another fundraiser, a 5K run/walk, starts the day off. Registration at $20, which includes a T-shirt, takes place on the church hall’s west side.
Most of the other activities start around 4 p.m. There will be a bounce house and other amusements for the youngsters, while adults can participate in a long toss cornhole game. Kids ages 3-8 may also want to try the tractor pull. Registration is free, and trophies will be awarded to the winners in each class.
Following the 4 p.m. Mass, “we will have a dedication for the new brush truck that was just purchased,” Strassell notes. It will be on display throughout the fest.
Lucky adults can go home with money and prizes at three raffles. Reverse raffle tickets are $20 each. Only 300 will be sold, and ticket-holders do not have to be present to win. However, they do need to make their purchases prior to the beginning of the raffle. All tickets will be drawn. When a ticket is pulled out matters: first ticket drawn, $200; 100th and 200th, $100; last three tickets drawn, $200, $300 and $1,000. Every 25th ticket grabbed in between the big winners will get $50.
Persons wanting to purchase one of these tickets can contact Strassell at 812-593-0419.
Various prizes will also be offered in the firemen’s regular raffle, and the ladies’ auxiliary will raffle off a handmade quilt. Tickets for both of these are $1 each or six for $5. They can be purchased at the fest.