Mercer County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Donates to County’s Fire Departments

The Mercer County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee received a health and safety grant from Illinois Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial. The Women’s Committee decided to use the grant funds to purchase needed safety equipment for the County’s volunteer fire departments. The committee purchased three gift certificates to Alexis Fire Equipment so that the departments could purchase whatever equipment was needed for their department. Alexis Fire Equipment even added an extra $50 to each gift card to make our donation go even further. The County’s thirteen fire departments were placed in a hat, and were drawn on Facebook live. Alexis Fire Department won a $300 gift certificate, New Windsor Fire Department won a $200 gift certificate, and Aledo Fire Department won a $100 gift certificate.