Contact: Suzanne A. Sparling, APR, CPRC
Office:    321-433-7022 
Cell:         321-537-6986

Fundraiser for Firefighting Equipment This Saturday

September 2, 2014 - The Eastern Florida State College Collegiate Veterans Society is hosting the Feasting for Firefighters fundraiser on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East Coast Christian Center, 680 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island.

Meal tickets are $8 per person.

All funds raised will benefit the Merritt Island Volunteer Fire Department that needs five new self-contained breathing apparatus machines costing nearly $30,000.

The event features a meal consisting of BBQ chicken with two side dishes, a roll and a drink, and fun family activities.They include:

•    Carnival and midway games
•    50/50 raffle with gift baskets and other prizes
•    A live band and a DJ
•    A huge slide
•    Brevard Zoo Animal Encounter
•    Fire trucks and a Coast Guard vessel
•    A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit
•    Smokey Bear
•    Free snow-cones for anyone making a donation

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and U.S. Coast Guard Commander Bee Perry and Chief Aaron Morgan have volunteered to take turns in a dunking booth to help increase funds raised.

Visit the group's facebook for more information at