Colton Corner: volunteer firefighter auction coming soon
The Colton Volunteer Firefighters Association will be holding their annual auction on Saturday, May 19.
They are now accepting donations at the main fire station, 20987 South Highway 211, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 503-824-2545 to arrange a pickup. This year they will not be accepting exercise equipment, mattresses, large musical instruments or large televisions as they usually don't sell and there is a cost to dispose of them.
"The funds raised are invested back into the volunteer firefighters," Tim Behrens, president of the volunteer association, said. "This year's goals include recruitment, retention, and recognition, and so we are investing in our volunteers to encourage and enhance what they are doing in serving our community. The volunteer association also invests back into the community through scholarships, donations and they support other groups, community events and service."