Dowagiac Fire Department hosts first ‘cool down’ event of season

Published 8:12 am Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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DOWAGIAC — Laylin Park was the place to be Tuesday afternoon as the Dowagiac Fire Dept. hosted its first “cool-down” event of the summer season.

Children dashed splashed across the park as a high-powered sprinkler rained down cool water while firefighters provided popsicles to those seeking reprieve from the sweltering heat experienced this week.

The event is the first this week put on by the fire department. The DFD will host a cool-down event from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Walter Ward Park and plans to host cool-down events throughout the summer when the weather calls for it. (Maxwell Harden | Leader Publications)