Fire officials say this year's Choctaw Fireman's Fair raised a record-breaking amount of money.
The 35th annual event ran from March 2-4. The fair is the largest fundraiser for the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department, which doesn't collect a tax.
Fire Chief Cody Rink said this year's event raised $97,509 through sales, donations, vendor booth rentals and sponsorships.
"I would personally like to express our gratitude for the support we received," Rink said. "While it is simply impossible to thank each and every person for their support, we are overwhelmed by the success of this event. Thank you for your continuous support to all who have aided with each and every aspect of the event, including those who provided assistance with organizing, preparing, working and also attending the event."
Money raised from the fair goes toward everything from equipment to fuel for fire trucks.
The event includes food, carnival rides and games, a parade and an auction.
This year, it featured performances from Will Cooper and Southern Groove, Junior LaCrosse and Sumtin' Sneaky, Tet Dur, the Joey Thomas Band, the Don Rich Band, and Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition.
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