Fridley 'Roof Raiser' Aims to Rake It in for Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health

With goal near, will Mayor Scott Lund have to sleep on top of Bob's Produce Ranch again?

You need warm pajamas to spend an October night on the roof of Bob's Produce Ranch, as Fridley Mayor Scott Lund and other officials have done at the annual Roof Raiser to raise funds for the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health in Fridley.

But with nine days to go, the Oct. 12, 2012 Roof Raiser is only $100 short of its announced $5,000 goal, according to the event website. Will the mayor's warm jammies get to stay in the drawer?

If he does have to do it again, it's not that bad, Lund told the Star Tribune:

"Other than being awakened by the air conditioner, it's quite fine. ... I've got a warm sleeping bag and a tent. Of course, you have to use concrete blocks to hold down the ropes of your tent—and then hope you don't get hit by a stiff wind.

"Some people have [suggested], 'I'll give you money to stay on the roof. ...It's a generous offer, but I'm not quite sure what it says."

A. Meisner October 03, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Great News! We've met our goal and Mayor Lund will be staying home this year! However, he has pledged to continue his fundraising efforts for the Lee Carlson Center up to 7:00pm on October 12th because simply; it's not enough. There is a GREAT need for funding at the Lee Carlson Center. Their youth prevention programs are integrated in many schools throughout Anoka County, and are offered for free. They also provide a sliding fee, so that no one is turned away from help because of lack of insurance coverage, or their inability to pay outright. If you don't the the funds, please share this on Facebook or other social media. Spreading the word is just as important! WILL YOU JOIN TEAM FRIDLEY? http://www.razoo.com/story/Team-Fridley-Fundraising-For-2012-Roof-Raiser Thank you, Team Captain, Mandy


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