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During the Annual Fall Festival at Abel Elementary, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue provides the school with a gift certificate for their silent auction.  Whoever purchases the certificate would be given a fun filled night at our Station 1 and dinner with the firefighters.

On February 1, 2020, the family from Abel who won the certificate enjoyed an exciting night with the crew from B Shift.  After a home-made dinner of spaghetti, garlic bread and salad, the family had the full  attention of the Southern Manatee crew that answered questions and showed off equipment.  Who knows, maybe a future Southern Manatee Firefighter was discovered in that night!