The public is invited to come out to meet, congratulate and celebrate the bravery of firefighters who risked their lives responding to a grain bin accident in December.
On Dec 22, 2009, members of Clay City, Lewis, Jasonville, Coal City, Wright Township and Hymera volunteer fire departments were dispatched to Wise Farms, 13264 South County Road 200 West, north of Howesville. Michael Lacy had become engulfed in corn while working in the bin.
According to official reports, firefighters entered the bin and put themselves directly in harms way in order to keep the corn away from Lacy while other rescue crews worked on the outside to lower the corn that loomed directly overhead.
The public will be able to read individual firefighters accounts of the events involved in the rescue effort and multiple awards will be presented to these men for their courage above and beyond the call of duty.
Refreshments will be available.
Other agencies that responded to the incident include the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Trans-Care, Sullivan and Greene County Ambulance Service.
The awards presentation ceremony will be held at the Lewis Township Fire House, starting at 3 p.m., April 17.