Hoosier Park Racing & Casino to Host Seventh Annual “Guns & Hoses” Charity Event

On Saturday, July 29, Madison County police departments will challenge Madison County fire departments in Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s seventh annual Guns & Hoses – The Ultimate Challenge VII. The event, a fundraiser for Madison County Fire Rescue House, includes a series of friendly competitions between the departments and a community fair featuring first responder appreciation, carnival food, games, activities, live racing, and more. It will take place outside, near Hoosier Park’s race track at 5:30 p.m., and is free to the public.

As a part of the Guns & Hoses event, Madison County’s police departments and fire departments will compete in a series of challenges including a Fire and Police Sulky Race, First Responder Tricycle Race, Bounce Horse Race, Donut Speed-Eating Contest, and a Tug of War contest.

The community fair starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature carnival food, games, activities, and live racing with a first post time of 6:30 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to donate to Madison County Fire Rescue House through a Pass the Boot collection and a Give $5 Get $5 slot promotion. Additionally, Hoosier Park will make a $5,000 donation directly to the organization.

As a part of First Responder Appreciation Night, all first responders will receive $10 in free slot play by showing a valid credential to Trackside Club Centaur.

“This year’s competition should prove to be extra exciting as it breaks a six-year tie between the Police Department and the Fire Department,” stated Anne Pancol, director of promotions and events for Hoosier Park. “Guns & Hoses is one of our community’s biggest fund-raising events and we encourage everyone to come out and support our local heroes.”

Madison County Fire Rescue House, the organization benefitting from the annual event, provides victims of domestic house fires, natural disaster, or other personal difficulties with temporary housing, assistance, and inspiration in a safe and supportive environment as they begin to rebuild