My volunteer fire department built a up-to-date fireapartment five years ago, complete with many garage bays, office space, and a huge party room, but the original building was outdated and could no longer apartment the newer fire trucks and gear, not to mention room for people, then my pal and I contracted with a builder who had a wonderful reputation in the community and, although my associate and I made conservative choices, my associate and I ended up with a fabulous building.
The garage areas had plenty of room for the vehicles, and the meeting rooms were nicely heated, ventilated and cooled, but one way that my associate and I budgeted to pay for the building was to hold an annual fundraiser in December – called the Polar Bear 5K Run.
The event has been so successful that my associate and I plan on continuing it indefinitely. The community rallies around the cause and any age can participate by running or walking, and with each runner paying twenty dollars, my associate and I raise thousands of dollars each year, with 100% going towards the mortgage. Obviously, the name for the event is due to the fact that in our northern region, only polar bears should be outside, and but after two hours, all participants and their families gather inside for chili, tepid dogs and tepid cocoa. Before the up-to-date building was completed, my associate and I froze inside and could barely get warmed by the faulty outdated heat system. But now that my associate and I have this wonderful up-to-date facility, the rooms are nice and warm. The heated air blows freely and evenly throughout the non-garage areas of the building, and once most people consumes the tepid food and beverages, it’s a real polar bear extravaganza.