Putting on events like these are a lot of work, without much reward. Aside from the excitement of the evening and the joy we get knowing that everyone had a good time, another reason that gives us satisfaction is that we are able to contribute to our local community. This year, we are supporting the Emerald Volunteer Fire Department with proceeds from the bar. The Emerald department isn’t large, nor are we very busy. Getting dispatched only a handful times every year means we don’t actually receive a lot of money from fire calls. All 20+ members donate their honorariums back to the department, and the rest of the operating costs come from the RM.
When you step up to the bar this festival, you can feel good knowing that you are contributing to the safety of our little community. Every little bit helps to ensure we are safely suited and equipped to take on whatever emergency we are called to. Thank you in advance on behalf of the Emerald Fire Department for enjoying a few drinks, and may you have a safe ride home!