Fire Station #19 in 1925.
Fire Station #19 in 1925.

Firefest in the Park, a fundraising event for historic Atlanta Fire Station #19 in Virginia-Highland, is set for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. in North Highland Park.

Marco’s Pizza  partnered with the Virginia-Highland Civic Association to create the event, which will feature great food, entertainment, and activities involving the crew at Fire Station #19.

There will be free slices of pizza, firefighter challenges, fire truck display, a dunking booth, fun activities, live music and  a contest to enter win free pizza from Marco’s for five years.

Dating back to 1925, #19 is the oldest continuously operated fire station in the city. The Virginia-Highland Civic Association is taking the lead in renovating the station in partnership with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department, and Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.