Three-year-old Mitchell Davies (pictured) was all smiles as he tested out the driver’s seat of a fire truck during the booya event Sept. 14 hosted by Apple Valley firefighters. Mitchell’s dad, Nick Davies, offered him a hand getting in and out of the truck.
Area residents packed the grounds of the fire station at County Road 42 and Hayes Road for the 35th annual event. Firefighters cooked and served about 400 gallons of booya – a meat- and vegetable-filled stew – as a fundraiser for the Apple Valley Firefighters’ Relief Association.
The festivities also included bingo, children’s games, a silent auction and raffle.