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Inaugural Firefighter's Ball at Pullman slated for Jan. 16

Bringing back an event that has not happened in more than 50 years, the Pullman Firefighter's Union will host a ball at Banyan's in Pullman Jan. 16.

The “Inaugural Firefighter's Ball” will benefit the Pullman Firefighters Benevolent Fund, which is a fund used to sponsor community events such as “Firefighter Science Day” at the Palouse Discovery Science Center as well as cancer research, according to the announcement the group posted on Facebook for the event. The ball will start at 6 p.m.

Gabriel Benmoussa, a member of the Pullman Firefighters IAFF group, said the funds will all be used to benefit the community.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds go back to the community,” he said. “It will all go to charity and events. None of it gets kept.”

Benmoussa said this event was previously an annual event that has not happened since the '60s and that the group is hoping to re-establish the ball as an annual event

“We're growing,” he said.

In addition to funding the Firefighter Science Day as well as the cancer awareness events the group puts on each October through the Susan G. Komen foundation, Benmoussa said the group is also looking to raise funds for scholarships.

“We are trying to establish a scholarship for local high school students who are looking to go to college,” he said.

The event is open to the public, and the cost for each individual is $50. The ball will include dinner, a silent auction, a no-host cash bar and music provided by Liquid Sole. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis and can be purchased by calling 480-283-7009.


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