The Alton Fire Department will be opening the doors of the Don Twitchell Memorial Fire Station on E. 20th Street to the public on Sunday. The purpose is to invite the citizens of Alton and the entire Riverbend to an open house that the fire chief hopes will be both fun and educational.
Bernie Sebold says there will be attendance prizes, fire prevention stations, a smoke crawl, and a display of their equipment.
There will also be free chili as prepared by Deputy Chief Mark Harris, along with hot dogs, chips and soda. The open house runs from Noon-4pm Sunday.