Annual booya and open house planned in Ham Lake

The smell of booya will fill the air as the Ham Lake Fire Department and Ham Lake Lions host their annual event Oct. 7.

 Vyron Miller (left) and Anoka County Commissioner Andy Westerberg, both members of the Ham Lake Lions Club, worked together on getting the booya scooped up from the 50-gallon drums and into smaller containers during the 2011 booya and fire station open house.

Vyron Miller (left) and Anoka County Commissioner Andy Westerberg, both members of the Ham Lake Lions Club, worked together on getting the booya scooped up from the 50-gallon drums and into smaller containers during the 2011 booya and fire station open house. File photo by Eric Hagen

Booya and a fire station open house is set to start at 11 a.m., with booya served until it is gone.

The annual event is held at Ham Lake Fire Station 1, 15544 Central Ave. N.E.

In addition to booya, other activities include the Lions wellness van, fire trucks on display, fire prevention activities and handouts and a kiddie carnival.

Those attending are also encouraged to bring old eyeglasses, ink cartridges, hearing aids and cell phones to donate to the Lions.

Cost for the booya is $4 for a bowl, $2 for a child’s portion and a quart to take home is $6. Slices of pie are available for $2.

Kelly Johnson is at kelly.johnson@ecm-inc.com


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