OTTUMWA—The Evans Middle School Student Council will host their annual Fire and Ice Ice Cream Social at Ottumwa’s North Fire Station on Tuesday, May 6 from 4-7 p.m. Money raised will be used to purchase smoke detectors for families in Wapello County. The event is sponsored by Hy-Vee, the Ottumwa Fire Department, and Evans Middle School. Tickets may be purchased from a student council member or at the event. Tickets are $3 for one bowl or 2 bowls for $5. Students hope to raise $1,000 this year.
Ottumwa firemen will provide tours of the fire station. The Blank Children’s Hospital Fire Safety House will also be at the event this year. This safety house will teach children important aspects of fire safety through hands on learning.