Fill the Boot fundraiser planned for this weekend
by Jennifer Cohron
Jul 17, 2013 | 770 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cordova Fire and Rescue is set to host the first block party on the city’s post-demolition Main Street.

“It’s for the community. We’ve worked really hard for the past three months to make sure that it turns out to be a huge event,” said firefighter Amanda Hodge.

Fill the Boot will kick off Saturday at 8 a.m. The day will include live music, food, games and door prize giveaways. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. Specifically, the money raised will help pay for the department’s newest fire truck.

In addition to refreshments, the fire department will be selling T-shirts for $15.

The design pays tribute to the camaraderie of volunteer firefighters as well as the four individuals who died on April 27, 2011, in Cordova.

Most activities will occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The chiefs and assistant chiefs of Cordova’s police and fire departments will be participating in a dunking booth and pie-in-the-face fundraiser from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Air Evac Lifeteam will be flying in at 1 p.m. to make a short presentation and allow an up-close look of the lifesaving equipment aboard the helicopters.

Four musical acts are scheduled to appear: Elvis impersonator Robert Glass, Kim Dunn, Bedlam and The Hudson Band.

Several inflatable water slides will be set up in a children’s area. Swimming attire is required. All-day armbands will be sold for $5.

A 50/50 drawing will be held at 3 p.m. The winner must be present. Booth rentals are still available for $25.

For information, call 483-1800.