Park Rapids firefighters wash almost 100 cars
The department's July 2 fundraiser brought in a variety of wash-and-rinse challenges.
The Park Rapids Fire Department turned into a car wash on Saturday.
From 9 a.m. to noon, fire personnel washed 95 vehicles. According to firefighter Crystal Krautkremer, that number included a convertible with the top down, a fire truck, an ice castle, a request for windshield only, Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office vehicles and various local businesses that came to support the fire department.
“We’ve got beautiful weather today,” Assistant Fire Chief Bob Meier said partway through the event. “We started doing this a couple years ago when COVID hit and we couldn’t really do our other fundraisers, so we just started doing this as a supplement for some of the things we couldn’t do, and it was so successful, we just continued to do it.
“We’re always trying to raise money to buy air packs or equipment, or whatever we need at the time.”