Firefighters and guests danced the night away at Whitman County Fire District 12’s inaugural Masquerade Ball to benefit community education Saturday night at SEL Event Center.
Mirenda Stenbakken, Emergency Medical Services chief, oversaw planning the event. She said the ball was initially planned for 2020 but they didn’t want to wait that long before hosting it.
“We decided to do a formal event and masquerade sounded like something fun that everybody would enjoy,” Stenbakken said.
Elya Gross, president of the association of WCFD12 firefighters, said the event is fun because it is more formal than events WCFD12 has put on in the past, like their annual golf tournament.
“I’m excited to see who made it and what type of people we were able to reach because most of our events are pretty much the same kind of people,” Gross said.