CARRINGTON, N.D.  ( – After last years success, the Carrington Fire Department wanted to continue with the Fourth of July activities at Carrington City Park for 2018 and many years to come.

Now dubbed the ‘Firemen’s Fling’, the celebration will have lots of activities for the kids, including inflatable games, a foam pit and bicycle drawings and lots more fun activities for young and old, all for free. A freewill donation lunch including pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, baked beans and water.

Assistant Fire Chief, Jason Wolsky, said that the Carrington Fire Department usually served up some burgers and brats after the Fourth of July parade, but wanted to do more.

The day will start at 11 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. The Fire Department will have something new this year.

Wolsky said that there is a possibility of other fire departments from around the state helping out as well, including the Tioga Fire Department.

All hands of deck for the Carrington Fire Department that day, including their families, but at the end of the day, Wolsky said its about the kids.

The celebration is all made possible by local business sponsorships, all put back into the event, allowing the department to provide all the activities as well as can “coozies”, kids’ T-shirts and glow sticks.  The glow sticks will be handed out at the fairgrounds right before the fireworks show at dusk for the younger kids. The Carrington Fire Department will provide the lunch, with all the freewill donations going back to the department.

At 5 p.m., the fire department will line their trucks up for the annual Fourth of July parade down Main Street in Carrington. They will then help shoot off the fireworks at dusk on the west edge of Carrington at the fairgrounds.