Adopt-A-Hydrant fundraiser a splashing success


Bill Reynolds

FIRE HYDRANTS PAINTED FOR CAUSES – At Saturday's Adopt-A-Fire Hydrant Fundraiser, 22 fire hydrants were painted, organized by the Fire District 13 Firefighters' Association.

There's one excuse that will not fly for anyone parking in front of about two dozen fire hydrants on Swinomish Reservation.

That being they weren't visible.

Instead, you can hardly miss those hydrants anymore.

By Saturday afternoon 22 fire hydrants had been adopted and most repainted – many with distinctive bright colors and designs – as part of a Skagit County Fire District 13 fundraiser.

The district's Adopt-A-Hydrant campaign was coordinated by firefighter Logan James. Participants paid $100 for each adopted hydrant, then either applied the paint themselves or gave others the opp...

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