An open house at the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps will be held this Saturday, and the local rescue organization hopes it will generate some new volunteers.  All of AVEC’s resources will be on hand at their headquarters for the public to look over, boats, rescue trucks, an ambulance and many other specialized items and equipment.

AVEC Commander Ed Drach tells The Big Z it will be a full day of hospitality from 11am to 4pm.

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People will also be invited to take photos, and let the kids explore, there will be plenty of handouts and safety literature available as well. Members will also be on hand to speak with people interested in volunteering with their agency performing rescue work or emergency service support. There will also be pumpkin decorating and treats for the kids at their location at 2400 Bloomer Drive in Alton.  To learn more, call 462-2202.

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