The Durango Botanical Society (DBS) dedicated its 2019 Gardens on Tour to local firefighters for their work in taming last summer's 416 fire. As part of this dedication, DBS announced it would donate 10% of its tour proceeds to the Durango Fire Protection District (DFPD). During the tour, a number of firefighters were available at tour gardens to answer questions on fire mitigation or simply provide general information on home fire protection and safety.
In fulfillment of that dedication, John Anderson, President of DBS presented a check in the amount of $526 to DFPD Fire Marshall Karola Hanks on October 11, 2019. Anderson thanked Hanks, the DFPD and all of those who participated in the DBS Gardens on Tour, allowing DBS to recognize local firefighters with this donation.
John Anderson, DBS President, presents a donation check for $526 to Karola Hanks, DFPD Fire Marshall.