October 8, 2013

Kelsey Brings Back Sugar Creek Fire Muster

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   Adam Kelsey, a third-generation Sugar Creek firefighter, wanted to bring back the traditional Sugar Creek Fire Muster that his father and grandfather enjoyed many years ago.  At these musters, area fire companies compete against each other in tests of strength and fire-fighting skill.

   On Saturday, September 14, the Sugar Creek Fire Department met with the Independence Explorers and the Sugar Creek Explorers at Lake Street and Sutcliff Drive to participate in what Kelsey called the "2nd 1st Annual Sugar Creek Fire Muster.”  Teams were formed for competitions like the "Boot Walk,” Tug-of-War, Bucket Brigade, Barrel Fight (shown) and other tests of skill.

Team Sugar Creek One, consisting of Braden Smith, Kenny Soule, Jr., and Jeremy Wright, won the Grand Championship title, with trophies provided by the Sugar Creek Optimist Club.  The Sugar Creek Fair Board provided water and ice, the Van Horn Booster Club sold concessions, and In the Mix Productions provided sound for the event. Kelsey is hoping next year to welcome more area fire companies to Sugar Creek to compete against.

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