THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Over 112 Units In Amberg Parade
Issue Date: September 10, 2008
The Amberg Firemens Picnic held Saturday, Aug. 30 at Amberg Firemans Park seems to get bigger and better every year, according to Fire Chief Dave Grube, because the whole community gets behind it. It also helps having it on the same day every year. As Grube walked down the streets of Amberg, he noted license plates from 17 different states.
Part of this years success is because the Fire Department formed an auxiliary. They are people from the community and property owners who got behind the picnic and helped run it. The organization is headed up by Patty Kemmerling.
This years parade was the largest ever with 112 units. The streets were lined with over 3,000 people. Area fire departments took part in the parade with their trucks, including Athelstane, Pembine, Wausaukee, Crivitz, Middle Inlet, Stephenson, and Silver Cliff, and other units such as the Bag Pipe Band, Wausaukee High School Band, business floats, and more. Parade Marshals were Karen Deau and Arlene Messenger, with the picnic chaired by Red Klingman with help from Jim Parr, assistant fire chief.
Proceeds from the picnic go to help support the Amberg Fire Department.
Food served included 700 brats, 800 hamburgers, 2000 ears of corn, 399 pieces of pie, 26 half barrels of beer, 265 bottles of water, and 350 cans of soda.
Winners of the raffle were Bob Schaible of Amberg, $1000; Nick Ehmer, Pembine, $500; Dan Reseburg, Kiel, $300; Jean Tackes, Sussex, $100; Dick Glander, Pembine, $50; and $25 each went to Steve Welch of Two Rivers, Karen Alsteen of Green Bay, Chris Nowick of Milwaukee, and Jess Shully of Appleton. Welch returned his prize to the fire department. Bill Schramm won the firewood that was donated by Mace Mattison.