By Amy Berg, Staff Writer
Mark Saturday, September 13 on your calendar, folks! The Gibbon Firemen’s Dance and Royalty Coronation takes place that night, and fun is in store for all.
The Gibbon Royalty coronation begins at 7 p.m. on Main Street (First Avenue) to kick off the festivities.
Immediately following the coronation, ‘Girls Nite Out’ will provide music and entertainment for the street dance.
If you haven’t purchased your raffle tickets yet, talk to one of the Gibbon firemen. They can hook you up! A $5 ticket buys you a chance to win cash prizes. The raffle drawing will take place during the coronation.
Show up hungry because the Gibbon Sportsmen’s Club will be frying up hamburgers and fries. And the popcorn wagon will be around for a delicious snack. Not to worry if all this food makes you thirsty - there will be a beer wagon at the street dance as well.
Outgoing royalty Jamie Laabs and Jessica Bode took on one last quest before they relinquish their roles. They are asking that people bring items for an Operation Gratitude collection drive.
Operation Gratitude is an organization that sends care packages to deployed troops, veterans, wounded warriors, and their caregivers. Items needed include socks, toothpaste, beef jerky, stationery, energy bars, and trail mix.
Items can be placed in boxes, which will be clearly marked and set throughout the street dance grounds.
Come support the Gibbon Fire Department! Hope to see you there!