The St. Davids Firefighters’ Association served up breakfast for the community one last time Saturday before taking their summer break.
Last weekend’s breakfast at the firehall featured all the classics and a side serving of chaos, as firefighters were called out on a burning complaint.
“We were sitting there cooking breakfast and the hall was just packed with people,” said association president Steve Roy.
“Suddenly the tones went off and we kind of had to leave things the way they were and let the other guys attend to it.”
Roy, who was on the call, said that the entire trip only took about 20 minutes and then they were able to return to breakfast as usual.
“It’s probably up there as one of our biggest fundraisers that we do,” said Roy.
The association has long supported many community beneficiaries through it breakfast fundraisers, including Red Roof Retreat.
He noted the other donations from the association included one to St. Davids Public School to help purchase Chromebooks.
Steffanie Bjorgan of Red Roof Retreat told The Lake Report that funds from the firefighters go directly to keeping programs affordable for those with special needs.
“Usually we target respite (care) first because that’s our most important program,” she said.
“Every little bit helps us for sure.”
The firefighters’ monthly breakfasts resume in October. Until then they are working on plans for possible summer fundraiser.