A fundraising event headlined by dueling pianos drew more than 300 area residents to the Alpena Community Center February 8 as the Alpena Volunteer Fire Department presented ‘The Dueling Duo.’

“It was a wonderful turnout and it shows how well the community supports our fire department,” said Alpena Fire Chief Gerry Orth. 

The community showed their support to help the fire department with ongoing operational expenses.

The firemen served up pop, beer, hard seltzer and drink set-ups as attendees socialized and sang along to the all-request show. The Dueling Duo took in tips with the requests, returning a portion of their earnings to the fire department as a donation. 

“The generosity shown to the fire department went well above and beyond the ticket price,” said Orth. “The outpouring of support is a true testament to the wonderful community we live in.”