Last Sunday was out local Fireman’s Breakfast Fundraiser. As usual Hubby and I took tickets.
Can you see my Charlotte’s Basket quilt in the back ground? It was one of the prizes that could be won with raffle tickets. I got tons of compliments on the quilt. It’s so sweet when people say such nice things.
Some of the firemen’s kids were taking a break and helping. They do a great job busing tables and the like.
Speaking of kids…this one of mine was home to help….KELLI!!!
She actually came home the night before and we spent some time cutting up shirts…yep, we both recently bought more. We have to stop!!! We did make a pact…well we talked about making a pact but never did agree on it. Our pack was to limit ourselves to only buying two shirts at the higher $2 each price but we could go crazy and buy lots at the bag sale price. We’re addicted. What can I say?
Anyway…we had fun hanging out for a bit. We’ve both been busy and haven’t had a lot of “mom time”. I miss that.
Back to the breakfast….
The kitchen was busy with guys (and Andrea) cooking eggs and flipping pancakes.
Carver was there “helping out”. I took a couple kids to help keep him in line. Here they sneaked away and were watching an Ipad. Carver is second from the left if you don’t recognize him. We’re going to have to get him a shirt for next year.
He also hung out on the play firetruck they have at the breakfast. He did a pretty good job keeping busy. We all kind of took turns with him.
All in all it was a great breakfast. We had a big turn out. The weather was amazing. The breakfast is always the first Sunday of March. We never know what the weather will be. Sometimes it feels like spring…other years it’s below zero with snow. That’s March in Iowa.
It so nice to be part of a town that values the people who volunteer to serve the community. I also love seeing the kids that were little grow up, come back, and attend on their own.
Hubby and I have been taking tickets for a long time….I would venture a guess and say for about 10 years. The price of the tickets has stayed the same…. $6.50 for a breakfast. I love living in a community where the majority of the people hand us a $10 or $20 bill and say keep the change….or hand us even larger donations. Generosity is something I will never tire of.