Saturday, the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department had an open house at the Fire Hall at State Street and South 3rd.

The equipment and trucks were on display for the public to see. However, we're pretty sure the firemen were talking about the Big "Firefighters' Dodgeball Tournament," scheduled for this Saturday, July 30.

Fire departments from throughout the valley will converge on Vester Wilson baseball field, (home of the Legion A Divisional champions Bitterroot Red Sox).

The balls will "start flying" at 1 p.m. Saturday, with raffles and giveaways planned throughout the afternoon.

The admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family and will raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department also entered the Portland, OR, annual Portland Firefighters' Stairclimb for Cystic Fibrosis.