Big Red Barn Event

FIRED UPis the theme for the annual BIG RED BARN event in Ione; set for Saturday, September 14th at 5:30 PM. This year funds will be raised to purchase new wildland gear for the Ione Fire Department and uniforms for the Jr. Cadet program. The current equipment was purchased over 12 years ago, and is overdue for replacement. Wildland fires have been devastating California in recent years, and the Ione Fire Department has responded to calls locally and throughout the state. The goal is to purchase 35 sets of gear to outfit the entire department.  In addition to funding wildland gear for the department, the event will also raise funds for uniforms for the Ione Jr. Fire Cadets. This program is designed to train students from 14 to 18 years old in firefighting techniques.  It is the only program of this type in Amador County, and has had a success rate of 50% return on investment in training. Tickets to the event are $35 per person.  A BBQ rib dinner is planned as well as a live and silent auction, raffle, and open bar. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the Ione City Hall, Ione Fire Department. For questions or additional information, contact Sharon Long at 304-5118.  All donations are tax deductible through the Community Foundation, Tax ID# 68-0447992.  If you cannot attend, consider a donation.

Written by KVGC Staff


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