Community to Thank Adel Fire Department: UPDATE

On August 8th, firefighters forced their way into Larry and Sandy Schmidz’s home and were able to get the couple out of the house 60 seconds before the roof collapsed.

The Schmidz family, friends and neighbors wish to thank the Adel Fire Department for their quick response and deligent work.

We are asking for your help in creating a successful fundraiser so that the department may purchase additional structure fire fighting equiptment.

Please join us Sunday, September 19th as we host a Community Fundraiser and Appreciation Dinner at the ADM Middle School 215 North 11th in Adel, Iowa, beginning at 4:30pm.

Dinner will be catered by Italian Villages of Adel and a presentation will be made by Chief Matt Ireland of the Adel Fire Department.

G.Rafics Inc. is producing a website in honor of the event, There you will find a photo gallery, Guest Book, Silent Auction Items, and more! The full site will be available Friday, August 27th.

A silent auction will be held from 4:30-6:30pm. If you would like to donate items for the silent auction or make donations for the dinner, auction, and door prizes, please drop them off at the Adel Family Dentistry office, 1202 Greene Street in Adel or call for pick up.

To find out more about this great event, please contact Erin Sedars at 993-3701 or by email at