Monday, September 29, 2008

Family Fun Day at Fire Museum

The Tri-County Fire Chiefs' Association is sponsoring the second annual Firefighter Family Fun Day to coincide with Fire Prevention Week.  On October 11th, there will be a gathering of departments in a “village” next to the North Charleston Fire Museum.  Harkening back to the days of Charlestowne Landing, each department can set up their tent and fixins’, then kick back for some good old firefighter fellowship.  The day was chosen to allow as many firefighters as possible to attend the memorial service in Emmittsburg the weekend before.

Your best firehouse cook should prepare the department specialty.  This year, each will be judged, at an individual location and each booth will be judged on the department’s chosen decoration theme.  Awards will be given for food based on taste, presentation & originality and the tent/site on theme and overall presentation.  A “Best of Show” based on the combined total score will top out the event.  Please let Scott Luedtke know by October 3rd if your department will be cooking for judging in order for the delivery schedule to be set-up. Each participant will be given a wrist band to identify them for discounted admission to the museum and to partake in the food and games.  This year, local EMS agencies will be invited, since they work so closely with the area fire departments, and next year the local law enforcement agencies will be invited.

Each department should have a game for the kids to play.  Hopefully, a jump castle or inflated slide will be there for the kids as well as discount coupon books for Tanger Outlet Mall.  There will be no vehicle exhibit.  Tangeroo may be visiting the kids on site.

Each department is asked to do the following:  

0700 - 1000  Set-up   Self-contained tent and cooking area   No electricity provided, water at museum   A game for the kids to play    Food is your fire house specialty (to be judged and eaten)   Food for 60 people (or more if you wish)     Non-alcoholic beverages for 60 people   Trash can/bags…take your trash with you please  

1145 - 1230  Food and tent judging 

1000 - 1300  Fun Day

1300 - Shut down and clean up

Come on out for a fun day, some fellowship and good times with your brothers and sisters at the 2nd Annual Firefighter Family Fun Day. Contact for more information:  Scott Luedtke @ 693-6847 

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