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Mission Fire Fair attracts hundreds of people

Owen Hastings, 3, Annandale, takes firefighting seriously. With the help of a Mission Township firefighter he takes aim and does his best to put out the fake fire in the cardboard practice house at the Mission Fire Fair.Photo by Donna Evans1 / 5
Mackenzie Gansen, 4, of Belle Plaine, whose family owns a cabin on Horseshoe Lake, were at the Mission Fire Fair bright and early Saturday, July 19. She was one of the first to ride a pony, which is one of the Fire Fair’s most popular attractions.Photo by Donna Evans2 / 5
Liam Bursch, 1, Foley, was not quite ready to sit in one of the fire trucks, but was eyeing the goings on at the Mission Fire Fair while he checked out one of the big red vehicles.Photo by Donna Evans 3 / 5
Christopher Strehlow, 6, of Breezy Point, puts a lot of thought and effort into the ball he is about to toss to dunk his dad, who was sitting in the dunk tank at the Mission Fire Fair.Photo by Donna Evans4 / 5
Caleb Byrd, 4 1/2, came from Texas to visit relatives when he stopped at the Mission Fire Fair to check out the trucks Saturday, July 19.Photo by Donna Evans 5 / 5

A bright, sunny and rain-free day attracted hundreds of people to the Mission Fire Department's annual Fire Fair on Saturday, July 19, at Mission Park.

People from throughout the area flocked in to feast on pork sandwiches, bid on silent auction items and participate in various activities, including pony rides, the dunk tank and the ever famous chicken poopin' contest.