Fifty years ago, a group of Angels Camp firemen created Firemen’s Fun Day to provide fire equipment for the department such as hoses, hose nozzles, first aid gear, and rescue equipment, personal safety gear including fire coats, helmets, and boots. This day has become an Angels Camp tradition and fun filled day for 50 years. Some of those original firemen will attend this last and final event as guests to be honored at the Opening Ceremonies.
Fireman’s Fun Day will be held again this year at Utica Park on Saturday, August 25 from 10 AM until 6 PM. This popular event draws both residents and visitors while offering great visibility for Angels Camp merchants and the community.
Fireman’s Fun Day has united the community for fifty years with the traditional BBQ in-the-barrel tri-tip and chicken, spaghetti and garlic bread dinner.
City of Angels Camp Fire Department offers free fire truck rides. The fun day includes games, competition with a fire brigade and tug-a-war for children and adults, a frog jump, bingo, horseshoes, a disk jockey with continuous music, the Community Band performance and the fund raising raffle.
The raffle, donations and dinner ticket purchases help raise money to buy essential firefighting equipment to keep your fire department best prepared to serve the city, training, and a scholarship for one student entering into the field of emergency services. Last year’s recipient was Matthew James Rocco, a senior from Bret Harte Union High School in Angels Camp.
Opening Ceremonies will start at 11:45 AM, followed by a prayer led by Chaplain Fred Moore, the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem. The Bucket Brigade for children will start at 2 pm. Children & adults will tug-o-war at 5:30 pm.
Come celebrate the final and 50th Fireman’s Fun Day to honor and celebrate the original fun day firemen.
FREE BOOTHS: Those wanting a Free Game Booths (appropriate for children pre-school age through high school), are available with a refundable deposit and certificate of insurance. Booth holders will be set up by 9:30 AM and open until 6 PM, followed by clean-up, for the refund. Applications for the booths are available at Angels Camp Fire Department downtown on Vallecito Road.
DONATIONS: If you would like to donate a raffle item, provide a game booth or have questions please contact Liz Brown at 209.736.2493.