“This is the best turnout we’ve ever had,” Woolwich Fire Chief Mike Demers said at Monday night’s annual open house that drew dozens of area residents to the station on Nequasset Road.
The event had pumpkin painting, a bounce house, cupcakes, candy, popcorn, sandwiches and steamed hot dogs. “We do this every October to coincide with Fire Prevention Month,” Demers said. “It’s also a way for us to say thank you to the community for all the support they give us.”
Kids could venture through the “Safety House” provided by Brunswick Fire Department, shake hands with Sparky the Fire Safety Dog and Smokey the Bear and meet Hero, a German shepherd who is part of Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit. Other groups on hand included Mid Coast Hospital of Brunswick; Dresden and Wiscasset fire departments; American Red Cross; and Central Maine Power, with a line truck.
Morse High School cheerleaders once again volunteered to monitor the bounce house and help with the pumpkin painting.