Fire department celebrates 100 years with barbecue picnic

Kent Volunteer Fire Department Chief Eric Epstein and Mary Cox grilled chicken, ribs and hot dogs for guests at the 100th anniversary celebration barbecue. Photo by Asher Pavel

KENT — As part of a year-long celebration of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department’s (KVFD) 100th anniversary, the fire company hosted a community barbecue and picnic at the firehouse on Sunday, July 17.

The lavish afternoon meal featured barbecued chicken and ribs, hot dogs, salads, macaroni casserole, fruit salad, baked beans and cole slaw. Guests were able to make their own ice cream sundaes.

Fire equipment was moved outside for display — and to make the large main firehouse floor available for eating and socializing.

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