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Community Hero Day enters fourth year

Children get a hands-on experience behind the wheel of a fire truck during last year’s Collin’s Community Hero Day. (File photo)

Organizers are excited for the fourth annual Collin’s Community Hero Day, scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, at the New Richmond Fire Department.

“Businesses have been happy to help and happy to donate,” Danielle Emerson said . “This is really a community event.”

The event is named for Collin Fitzgerald, a four-year-old who lost his life in a snow plowing accident. Funds raised at the event will go toward providing aid and counseling to community service workers.

“Collin was a very much loved ‘big boy,’ whose compassion and love for Jesus amazed his family,” states a flier promoting the event around the New Richmond community.

“He had a heart of gold, dreamed of being a helicopter driver, fireman, ambulance guy, nurse like mama, Army guy, police officer and to work at Fitzy lawn care with his daddy.”  

Among the new demonstrations planned include Jaws of Life, thermal camera, getting in-and-out of people’s houses when a fire is involved and how fast can one get dressed in fire gear.

Those events will be held in addition to a bake sale, a silent auction. a raffle, appearance from God’s Guys and demonstrations from the K-9 department of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department.

EMT and military workers will also be on hand for the event.

For additional information, one may call Emerson at 715-410-5595.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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