This week, staff writer Laura Rysz talks with Heidi Clauss about the upcoming Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company drive-through breakfast, which raises money for local fire companies.
Residence: Lake Ariel
Title: Lake Ariel Fire Company Auxiliary volunteer
Q: How many years has this fundraiser been a tradition?
A: The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company has had Sunday breakfasts for several years in several different forms, and because of the COVID-19 shutdown, we are now serving our breakfasts in a drive-through format.
Q: What is included with admission?
A: Breakfasts come with two pancakes, scrambled eggs, two slices of bacon, two sausage patties, home fries, syrup and butter for $10.
Q: How will proceeds be used?
A: Since we are a 100% volunteer organization, our fundraisers are vital to our survival. All proceeds will go into our general fund to purchase day-to-day items such as fuel, equipment, maintenance and upkeep of three fire stations. The stations are located in the Hideout, South Canaan, and our main station is in Lake Ariel.
Q: How can you donate if you cannot attend?
A: They can send a check through the mail to Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 31, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.
Q: Why is community support so important to your cause?
A: The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company is here to serve and protect our community, and without the generous support from the community, we could not survive.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5228.