Good News for Retirees and L-21 Members who want to Raise Money for MDA Off-duty. Please come on out for a fun event and help out MDA!!
SUBJECT: LOCAL 21 AND MDA FILL THE BOOT AT THE BEER DABBLER FESTIVAL, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Dear Local 21 Members,
We are thrilled to kickstart our MDA Fill The Boot fundraising initiatives in 2018 with an OFF DUTY event held in conjunction with the 9th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler festival at the MN State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 24th (B SHIFT working.)
Local 21 Members have been invited to raise money with a Fill The Boot drive at each of the 8 fire pits placed throughout the event grounds meant to keep festival goers warm. Equipped with a turnout boot and some signage, we will be collecting donations on behalf of our partnership with the IAFF and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Proceeds will be donated to help fund local Twin Cities programs, families and research until a cure for neuromuscular disease is found.
In exchange for this fundraising opportunity, admission to the festival ($55 value) and a glass provided for sampling, the event coordinators for the Beer Dabbler have also asked that we keep overwatch of the fire pits to maintain safe distances between the crowds and the flames. The fire pits will be barricaded so at a minimum we just need to keep festival goers from climbing over the barricades.
There are two shifts that Local 21 Members can sign up for. We are looking for a minimum participation of 2 people per fire pit but more is encouraged!
SHIFT 1 will be from 1:30p - 4:30p and begin 1 hour prior to the event start at 2:30p.
SHIFT 2 will be from 4:30p - 6:30p and will conclude when the festival ends at 6:30p.
SHIFT 1 is three hours long and SHIFT 2 is two hours long. Logistically this will give Members who sign up for SHIFT 1 two full hours to participate and sample after they are relieved from their post up until the conclusion of the festival.
Members who sign up for SHIFT 2 can arrive at the beginning of the festival, participate and sample for two full hours up until you are expected to take your assigned post at the fire pit starting at 4:30p until the conclusion of the event.
You will not be able to sample while fundraising and keeping overwatch of the fire pits, but participation in the festival is encouraged before and after your shift!
Please visit the Local 21 website to sign up for the event! Please call, text or email Kyle Thornberg if you have questions, concerns, remarks or you are looking to sign up. 612.598.7010 or firstname.lastname@example.org