East Dundee (IL) Meat Sale Proceeds to Help Restore Fire Apparatus

Members of the East Dundee Firefighters’ Association (IL) hope to raise enough money from their third annual meat sale to restore a 1934 fire truck that was used during the better part of the 20th century.

If history is any guide, the association will raise from $2,000 to $3,000 from the sale, which is scheduled from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in Max Freeman Park. If that is not enough to complete the project, it may take a few years of meat sales to restore and polish the vehicle.

During the sale, participants buy $1 tickets and, with the turn of a numbered wheel, hope to win packages of chicken, brats, pork chops, turkeys and hams. Admission to the sale is free and so is the entertainment. The group the Belvederes will perform during the sale.

In the past, hundreds of participants have attended what has become the lone fundraiser for the East Dundee Firefighters’ Association. The money raised has been used to buy equipment and protective clothing for firefighters.

The 1934 truck was purchased and used before the existing fire house was built. Moving it to a new station will remind East Dundee residents of the growth and progress the fire district has experienced in the last 80 years.

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