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By Rebecca Ridinger

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:24 p.m.

Ligonier Volunteer Hose Co. No. 1 is at it again with its latest community event. The “Beach Basket Blast” will take place Sunday at the Ligonier Town Hall Community Room.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Vendor set-up runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and bidding kicks off at 2 p.m.

The community is invited to bid on baskets donated by local vendors.

“Through the “Beach Basket Blast,” the community and local businesses have an opportunity to present their wares and to network,” said Bridget Horman, who serves on the planning committee as well as a fire company second alarmer. “More importantly, (it's a way to) give so generously back to the fire company with support and donations.”

Items cover a wide span of interests, with products from Avon, Wicked Hart Tattoos, La Spa in Ligonier, the Pampered Chef and Gold Canyon Candles. Numerous bakeries, craft and clothing shops and photography and jewelry stores have already contributed. More businesses are still expressing interest in participating.

Admission is $5, and includes a paddle for bidding. There will also be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, food available for purchase and a grand basket raffle. All proceeds go the fire department.

“The main point of the event is for people attending to have fun,” Horman explained. “Other fire departments have done such fundraisers and we thought why not offer one in Ligonier?”

The second alarmers are a group dedicated to providing support to the fire station through organizing and volunteering at fundraisers and events, helping with care and maintenance of equipment and taking part in numerous other activities.

“It's very important for the community to remember that our local fire companies are 100 percent volunteer,” Horman said. “That means raising funds to buy the expensive equipment that is necessary to serve the community and keep it safe.”

Tickets can be purchased through local vendors and through committee member Bridget Horman, who can be reached at 724-995-8361 or at Tickets can be purchased the day of the event, though buying in advance is encouraged.

More information can be found at

Rebecca Ridinger is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.



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