05/08/13 - 12:48pm
Thanks to a donation from Backus firefighter Ross Borman and his wife, Alicia, in memory of Ross’ late father, Pat, and mother, Patty, the Backus Fire Department had four new fryers for its annual smelt fry fundraiser Saturday, May 4.
At the beginning of the May 4 event, Fire Chief Jason Smith dedicated the 48th annual Backus Smelt Fry to Pat and Patty.
“As far as I’m concerned, Pat and Patty are cooking for us tonight,” he said.
This year’s fundraiser brought in 565 attendants, which is lower than normal likely due to scheduling conflicts and weather.