Elk Point Ambulance Barn

Elk Point Ambulance members are holding a rib feed to raise funds for a new ambulance barn. It will replace their old facility on Main Street, above. The group has already purchased the property just behind their current building.

In an ongoing effort to build a new ambulance facility, the Elk Point Community Ambulance is sponsoring a drive-through rib feed Sunday, April 18. The event will take place in the Elk Point City Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the fundraiser will move to the Elk Point Fire Hall.

The 1970’s structure is simply outdated. There is a need for a larger facility due to the lack of space to secure computer documentation, to keep EMT’s updated with hands-on training and to have adequate storage space for equipment.

Tyson Foods has stepped up to help by donating the baby back ribs for the event. Local Tyson employees are volunteering to help cook the ribs and to help the day of the rib feed. Kim Broekemeier of Tyson has been instrumental in coordinating all these details for the community ambulance with Tyson.

Famous Dave’s is another supporter, by donating its famous cornbread muffins for the event.

The menu includes baby back ribs, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, cornbread muffin and brownie. A children’s menu of a hot dog, cheesy potatoes, baked beans and brownie will also be available.

For further information, contact Patty Skinner (605-670-1191) or Cathy Teply (712-259-2204). Tickets will be available at Jones’ Food Center and Lewis Drug, both in Elk Point.