Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Black Friday Breakfast

Having a Husband who is a career firefighter means that there will be many holidays where he can not be home with his family, and this Thanksgiving was one of them.  Mike was scheduled to work the 48 hours of Thanksgiving and the day after, Black Friday.

This Black Friday was different then most for the guys at Delta Township Fire Department.  This Black Friday was spent making and selling $2 Breakfast Taco's right out of the fire station, like a drive through, you drive in the front of the bay, grab your taco's and drive out the back!  Mike thought of the ingenious idea to hold a fundraiser on the morning (6a-11a) of Black Friday with the monies earned used to purchase smoke detectors for needy families in the area and raise awareness to fire prevention.  For a first year fundraiser it was a HUGE success! 

Here are a few pics and quotes that I would like to share. 
They came from the On-Line Photo Gallery of The Lansing State Journal.
You will notice that I made the signs ;)
 Delta engineer/paramedic Mike Roberts urges drivers to merge right into the fire station for a taco breakfast to raise money for smoke detectors Nov. 25. Roberts says funding detectors for needy families is the department's first step in its community based fire prevention outreach effort.
 Delta part-time firefighter Olivia Herald (l) spent part of Black Friday morning on the corner of W. Saginaw and Canal Road holding a sign advertising the fire department's drive through breakfast. Here she takes a break with Delta engineer/paramedic Mike Roberts, organizer of the event.
 Delta engineer/paramedic Mike Roberts takes an order for breakfast tacos from Jesus and Cody Lopez Nov. 25 at the central fire station. The drive through breakfast gave Black Friday shoppers a chance to pause for breakfast and raised money to purchase smoke detectors for needy families.
Delta Township paramedic/firefighter Mike Ruster, cook for the department's Black Friday breakfast, after he loaded more tacos into the warmer. Also cooking for the drive through event were Captains Dave Boomer and Mike Roman.
Delta Township paramedic/firefighter Mike Ruster, cook for the department's Black Friday breakfast, after he loaded more tacos into the warmer. Also cooking for the drive through event were Captains Dave Boomer and Mike Roman.
Satisfied customers Cody Lopez (r) and his dad Jesus at the Black Friday drive through breakfast sponsored by the Delta Township Fire Department Nov. 25. Money raised will buy smoke detectors for needy families.
Mike is hoping that this will be the first of many years for this fundraiser, we are already thinking of ways to make it even more successful!

2 comments:

  1. Way to go Mikey! What a great idea! Congrats!

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  2. it was delicious! Next year, I'm buying more!! Good job, Mike and crew! Awesome!

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