Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fireman’s Ball was canceled, taking away the biggest fundraiser event of the year for the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department. Knowing that one of the best ways to raise money is to offer people food, department members put their heads together and came up with a plan - a drive-thru BBQ. The event was held on Saturday, July 25, and even the firefighters could not have predicted how well it would be received. Cars lined up for blocks beginning at 5 p.m. for the BBQ rib dinners, and the turnout was so great they ran out of food much earlier than anticipated. Due to the success of the event GVFD is considering hosting another drive-thru BBQ in the near future.