Posted: Aug 14, 2012 8:44 AM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 14, 2012 12:37 PM
BUTTE- Firefighters on hogs are rolling into the Mining City from around the country and Canada.
"Today we have our hands full, for the last two days we've been setting up as people come in, you know we've been jockying around to get the rally site fixed up," IAFF motorcycle group chaplain Rick Walsh commented.
Between 1,000 and 1,400 firefighters are expected to show up this week for the International Association of Fire Fighters motorcycle rally.
The Butte Depot has been transformed for the rally. The custom car and bike show kicked off Monday and the finale of the event will include a procession down Harrison Avenue and a performance by .38 Special.
"This is a big deal and I hope, what I'm really hoping is that the community of Butte and the surrounding areas of Montana, [that] citizens will come out and rub elbows with firefighters here and listen to our stories and share a beverage with us," Walsh said.
You do not have to be a firefighter to enjoy the festivities, just swing by the Butte Depot. All proceeds go to charity.