On April 2, the Minden Volunteer Fire Department will host a celebration for the community to celebrate the department’s 125th anniversary. The festivities include barbeque, a cash bar, and a live band. The event is the department’s way of showing their appreciation to residents for their support throughout the years.
“This is to show appreciation to the community. They give us everything and we’re just saying thank you. I hope everyone comes out and has supper on the Fire Department,” Fire Chief Tom Brown said.
The MVFD was organized in response to a series of fires in the 1880’s. A fire destroying an entire block of six businesses on the square in January 1884 prompted the village board to secure bonds for a centrally located artesian well and the purchase of a fire engine, hose cart, hook and ladder, and other equipment.
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