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."