By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - On Wednesday, a group of Shenandoah Cub Scouts visited the Columbia Hose fire station on West Centre Street, learning about the fire service.
Columbia Capt. Michael Petri led a tour and presentation for the group, explaining the fire company's function, their apparatus, and their equipment, along with demonstrations.
Scoutmaster Gordon Slater organized the event after the idea came up in a meeting.
"It's something different for the kids," Slater said.
Slater added that, for many of the scouts in Wednesday's group, it was their first time on such a tour.
"I think it's nice that the fire company is willing to do this for us, to take the time out of their personal life to volunteer, and then to take extra time to do this for the kids, we really appreciate it," said Slater.
Afterward, a meal was served for the Cub Scouts.
(Sherry Streeter contributed to this report.)