Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shop To Help - Fire Truck Restoration

Our village, Mundelein, is celebrating its 100th anniversary next year. Everyone is very excited about all the festivities that the village is currently planning, and my good buddy Carl is even on the planning committee. We love living here and the sense of community we feel is the best part of all.

As part of the anniversary celebration, the village is restoring their original fire truck. It is a 1925 Stoughton that was about to be turned into scrap metal before it was saved and sold back to the village. The cost to restore the truck will be around $60,000 of which $2,300 has already been raised. The village plans to unveil the truck at a public celebration in October 2009.
In addition to being a part of village history, the truck will also be used at events, parades, and will serve as a great educational tool for fire safety.

Everyone in our community always comes together to help one another and this is where you come in. There is a nearly effortless way that you can help, but you have to act fast.

For nine days in December, Jewel-Osco customers can present special Shop & Share coupons when they're checking out to have 5% of the value of their total purchases donated to the village's fire truck restoration project. Simply get the coupons at the village hall or at the village website

The shopping days are December 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17. This is the easiest fundraiser ever. You have to shop, so why not help out the village in the process? I look forward to see the restored fire truck and maybe even pretending that I am the village fire dog. I know that I am not a dalmatian, but I am sure that pugs make excellent fire dogs. Anyone that knows me knows that I love fire hydrants. Maybe I will start a new trend.

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