(Wiota) For over a decade the Wiota Fire Department has transformed their fire station into a romantic dining venue for Valentines Day Weekend.
This years theme is "Some Beach" from Blake Shelton's hit song.
Fire Department Member Ross Havens says, "It's really a lot of fun, as a member of the fire department, we just have a blast putting it on. We'll do it Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th and in those two nights we'll serve about 500 people so it's a pretty neat deal."
The last two year's proceeds have been used to purchase a new grass rural unit and money raised also helps pay for training. The annual event has turned out to be their biggest fundraiser for the year.
Havens recall the first Valentine's Dinner, "It was kind of a group effort with about four or five of us back then. Everybody thought we were crazy but we put it together with the Beef Producers and Pork Producers who do our cooking for the steaks and windsor chops. That first year just blew our mind we did just one night and we served about 420 people that first night."
Tickets can be purchased at Renew Ag Supply, Hy-Vee or Twisted Salon. You can also call 250-0078 or 783-4264 to purchase tickets in advance.