‘Sparky’ fans

Sparky fans

Sam Odrowski

A group of children who attended the Couchiching Fire Department open house on Saturday had a chance to meet with “Sparky the Fire Dog.” The mascot spread cheer throughout the open house and provided a sense of entertainment to all that came. Kids who attended the open house had a chance to use the department’s fire hose to extinguish simulated fires in a mock “fire house” and participate in other fun, fire-related activities.