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Backus Smelt Fry nearly sells out

A total of 714 customers visited the Backus Fire Department’s 49th annual smelt fry and consumed nearly the entire supply of fish and smelt Saturday, May 3, at the fire hall.

In addition to the annual smelt, fish, cupcakes and acoutrement, the fire department sold tickets to raffle one 12 gauge Mossberg pump shotgun and one 30-06 Remington Bolt action rifle. Sale of tickets will continue until September or until all tickets are sold.

All proceeds go toward training and equipment for the Backus Fire Department.

Next year marks the 50-year anniversary of the event, and the Backus Fire Department is in the process of planning for the occasion.