Area firefighters, police, and ambulance workers gathered in Pammel Park on Saturday morning for a very special event. It was the 4th annual Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk in Forest City. The event is part of a larger fund-raising program to benefit first responders and their families. Organizer Amy Ryan is delighted with this year’s participation.
Tunnels to Towers benefits disabled servicemen and women by paying off their mortgage or supplying them with a home that works around their disability. Locally, north Iowa has raised a significant sum to help in these endeavors.
According to Ryan the money creates an opportunity to say thank you for that servicemembers service.
Organizers of the event have watched it grow over the last four years. Each year has brought something even greater to the event.
Ryan stated that planning has already begun for next year’s event which will be in Pammel Park next summer.