Fun under the sun: Fire department launches area hydrant parties

Columbus Telegram - 07-16


Area kids will have a new way to beat the heat over the next few weeks thanks to the Columbus Fire Department. Pat and Dan Miller were just looking for a creative way to help kids stay cool this summer when they came across the idea of hydrant parties, hearing how they were popular in fellow Nebraska communities like North Bend and Omaha. Like the name suggests, fire and recreation departments across the country have unleashed the hydrants and let kids have a ball with the water during the hot summer months.