Darlington Area EMS to host annual picnic, open house with a twist

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DARLINGTON, Wis. — Darlington Area EMS has announced plans to host its annual picnic and open house Wednesday, but with a twist due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of having an on-site picnic with equipment displays, members will be hosting a drive-thru in front of the station at 127 West Louisa St. in honor of National EMS Week.

Residents are encouraged to stop by between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a carry-out meal.

Officials said EMS members will bring the orders to those who arrive in their vehicles, but residents can also walk to the station and pickup a meal.

The menu will include brats, hot dogs, cheese, chips and milk as a way to support local farmers. The meals are free, but the department will still be accepting donations.