Restaurant, fire department team up for charity

Dec. 01, 2013 @ 07:59 PM

A local restaurant and fire department are teaming up to raise funds for cancer patients in need.
The Pioneer restaurant, 10914 N. Main St. in Archdale, and Guil-Rand Fire Department will host a lunch and dinner buffet Wednesday to benefit local cancer agencies. The event will kick off with an opening ceremony at 10:45 a.m. and the event will last all day.
“We want to raise monies for these agencies for brain cancer research,” said Frank Crotts, fire department organizer. “We do something for Relay for Life as a fire department every year, and the other two the owner of Pioneer wanted to give money to.”
The lunch and dinner buffet is $11.77, with all proceeds going to Randolph Cancer Center’s patient assistance fund, Relay for Life and the Wake Forest Cancer Research Center.
There will be door prizes, a silent auction and a raffle that includes a $400 mountain bike. There will be a Pink Heals fire engine and ambulance, and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department command center.
Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, will be on hand to make a speech.
“We hope to raise $40,000 that day. I have heard that there is a bus load of ladies coming at 10:45 a.m. I think that it will be packed from the time it opens until it closes,” Crotts said. “I want everyone to come out for a good time and help raise some money for brain cancer research.”
For more information, contact Crotts at (336) 688-4320.
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