The Clinton Fire Department and the Clinton Eagles are teaming up once again this year for their annual Daytona 500 fundraiser.
Commissioner Dan Ballenger says it's an afternoon and evening of fun at the Eagles centered around the Daytona 500 with raffles and food. The proceeds benefit three DeWitt County fire departments.
The Clinton Fire Department intends to use the funds raised this year to continue to construct their training facility on Cain Street. According to Ballenger, it is made of old shipping containers they are turning into a three-story structure.
Thanks to donations and fundraising efforts, the facility is going to cost the department roughly $50,000. Ballenger notes without those fundraisers and donations, they would be looking at a cost of roughly $200,000.