If you think the Bath Fire Department has state-of-the-art equipment, it's likely thanks to you.
Each year, Bath Fire Department Inc., a non-profit fund-raising agency, hosts the Bath Horse Show to raise money for the department. The money is used to buy fire equipment, such as the new tanker the department got earlier this year.
The show is held at 9 a.m. on July 7 and 8 at the corner of Everett and Revere Roads, across from Revere High School. The entry fee is $5.
"This year is the 68th annual show," said show Chairman Mike Marias. "It's our main fundraiser and in Bath we don't have any other fundraiser."
Equestrians come to compete in different shows, such as dressage, jumping classes and more. Marias said there are usually 70 shows and prizes are given to the riders who perform best.
Champion and Reserve Champion titles will be awarded to the two horses with the most points in Walk-Trot Cross Rails, Low, Novice and Children’s Hunter Division, in the local show on Sunday.
"It's a great family event," Marias said. "Regardless if you are a horse lover or not, it's a great event. There are plenty of things for the family to do. It'll be a relaxing afternoon."
New this year are information booths so families can learn more about community organizations in Bath Township and Fairlawn. That includes Fairlawn-Bath Patch. We'll be there handing out swag, and you can sign up for a chance to win a $50 gift card to an area restaurant. Come say hi!
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