Thursday, August 17, 2023

Inlet Volunteer Hose Company marks 100 years of service with Aug. 20 celebration

Graphic for the Inlet Volunteer Hose Company's 100 year celebration

By Margie O’Hara

The Inlet Volunteer Hose Company is celebrating 100 years of service this year, a momentous occasion that will be commemorated with a family-friendly event in the Town of Inlet on Sunday, August 20. Please see below for event details, including a schedule of events.

On Sunday, August 20, a collection of area fire engines will parade from downtown Inlet to Inlet’s fire hall beginning at 1 p.m.  Once at the fire hall, an Open House will commence with food provided by Old Forge Catering. There will also be a bounce house, games, raffles, and beverages.  The fun will continue until 5 p.m.

Games will begin at 3 p.m. and will include a water balloon toss using huge balloons.  Resurrected from the old Father’s Day picnics, barrels of sawdust (containing money) will be set out for kids to take turns sifting through.

There will be a Chinese raffle consisting of gift cards from local businesses, most of them worth $100, which will continue through the afternoon. (Note: Chinese raffle winners will be announced at the end of the party and you must be present to win.)

Commemorative pint glass for the Inlet Volunteer Hose Company's 100th year of service.

Commemorative pint glass for the Inlet Volunteer Hose Company’s 100th year of service. Inlet Emergency Services website photo.

The Inlet Volunteer Hose Company is also holding a centennial raffle to benefit the restoration of their 1936 American LaFrance truck.  Tickets are $100 each, with only 100 available.  First Prize: $3,500, Second  Prize: $1,000, and Third Prize: $500.  Raffle winners will be drawn when all tickets are sold.

Finally, a souvenir centennial package consisting of a T-shirt and a pint glass will be for sale for $20. All are welcome to join the volunteers for a celebration recognizing their 100 years of service to the community and enjoy an afternoon full of family fun. Please visit for more information about this event. Learn more about the Inlet Volunteer Hose Company by clicking here. 

Photo at top: Inlet Emergency Services website photo.

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