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Firefighters go Hawaiian for big benefit in Ontario

Ontario Fire Department. (The Enterprise/FILE)

ONTARIO – The biggest fundraiser for the Ontario Fire and Rescue Department is Saturday, March 5, at Four Rivers Cultural Center.

The 42nd Annual Firefighters Hawaiian Benefit dance and dinner begins at 6 p.m. and runs until midnight and will offer a chicken or tri-tip dinner with all the fixings. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and can be purchased at the fire department at 444 S.W. 4th St. or at the event.

Ontario Fire Chief Terry Leighton said the dinner-dance event continues to grow.

“It’s gotten huge. Five years ago, it didn’t make a whole lot of money but the last few years it’s done very well,” said Leighton. “It’s our biggest fundraiser.”

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