The Mandan Fire Department is hosting a fire truck parade and open house on Oct. 10. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Mandan Rural Fire Station at 3014 34th St. N.W. It will proceed down Old Red Trail to Sunset Drive and Sixth Avenue Northwest, continue on Main Street, turn at Sixth Avenue Northeast and end via First Street at Mandan Fire Station No. 1, 110 Collins Ave.

A fire station open house will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. The event includes fire truck rides, an automobile extraction demonstration and a variety of exhibits. Firefighters also will visit classrooms throughout the community during October to teach children about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety.

Activities kick off in this week with the Through the Smoke 5K and 10K run and 5K walk on Saturday at Raging Rivers Water Park, 2600 46th Ave. S.E., Mandan. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Advance registration is welcome at www.racemine.com.

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