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Old 10-31-2007, 04:48 PM
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I bet with all of the members here we could get something going. If all they need is more volunteers then I bet we could assist with that need.


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This is a huge loss and I think the board should reconsider their decision.
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I am not sure how successfull it will be without an affiliation to a civic organization or charity. I know I donated my time to the event because I wanted to give back to the FD and lake as a whole. I wouldn't if if was a for profit event for a local watering hole.

Not that someone won't step up, the income to the Fire districts was not huge considering thier overall budgets at the end but having a 4th holiday weekend at the lake was nice for the economy as a whole. The event also helped put the lake on the national map as a destination.

While the taxpayers may have footed some of the bill for the FD work, I think the mall, hotels, bars and resturants more than made up for it in taxes collected. May people also stayed through labor day.

Anyway if that's all folks, it was a great run and a great event.
I still say they (fire depts) and the city did OK ! seems to me our hotel bill,rest,fuel,all had tax on it and the 83,000 even being split is still more then they had before . Looking through shootout books seems the fire dept has done OK over the 19 years and has gotten some nice equipt out of the shootout !!! seem to remember JEFF D at the trophy presentation did say the show would go on for # 20 and it would take 3 guys to replace him .my .02
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:37 PM
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I got to go the first time this year(Thanks Smitty) Glad I went and hope im going bacK in 2008...

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I am not sure how successfull it will be without an affiliation to a civic organization or charity. I know I donated my time to the event because I wanted to give back to the FD and lake as a whole. I wouldn't if if was a for profit event for a local watering hole.

Not that someone won't step up, the income to the Fire districts was not huge considering thier overall budgets at the end but having a 4th holiday weekend at the lake was nice for the economy as a whole. The event also helped put the lake on the national map as a destination.

While the taxpayers may have footed some of the bill for the FD work, I think the mall, hotels, bars and resturants more than made up for it in taxes collected. May people also stayed through labor day.

Anyway if that's all folks, it was a great run and a great event.

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I also would love to go back , It's one the best events of the season!! But I hope who ever starts it again doesn't get greedy and wreck the event !!
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I bet with all of the members here we could get something going. If all they need is more volunteers then I bet we could assist with that need.


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I'd be game for that.
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I also would love to go back , It's one the best events of the season!! But I hope who ever starts it again doesn't get greedy and wreck the event !!
WOW did not think I would see you here... I got pics....
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I don't recall any pics ? I'm always on here, just waiting to give my 2cents .
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I live so close to LOTO and this is an event to be proud of. This is hard to swallow.
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