Tony Schuller and Willow City VFRD volunteer Austin Dreyer hold up a patriot door/wall wreath to be auctioned during the live auction at the benefit. The wreath was donated by Carole Bartram.
Volunteer Duane Durst, right, helps prepare 901 pounds of pork barbecue alongside Douglas Ahrens at the Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department annual benefit. The meal included meat, beans, potato salad, pickles, bread and a variety of desserts. Funds raised go toward the maintenance and operation of the station and equipment.
Jason Jenschke, left, and Mitchell Liesmann slice barbecue before it is served to guests on Saturday evening. After a day of rain on Friday, the skies cleared and crowds showed up to help support the volunteer fire department.