Fire department to host free community cookout

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Volunteer Fire Department is inviting the public to its facility Thursday for a little food, fun, and information.

From 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the fire department will host a Neighborhood Block Party. Firefighters will be serving up hotdogs, chips and a pop or water for free.

Community members will also have the chance to tour the fire hall and the fire trucks will be available for kids to explore. An aerial ladder truck that’s on the August eighth ballot the fire department is asking for will be on site for the community to check out and ask questions about.