RoofRaiser surpasses its goal

Although they were supposed to spend the night on the roof of BoB’s Produce, several Anoka County officials and business members received a last minute reprieve.

Coon Rapids Mayor Tim Howe and Coon Rapids Lions President Lori Anderson teamed up to represent the city in the RoofRaiser. Each team had a goal of $5,000. Photo by Stacy Schmatz.

Coon Rapids Mayor Tim Howe and Coon Rapids Lions President Lori Anderson teamed up to represent the city in the RoofRaiser. Each team had a goal of $5,000. Photo by Stacy Schmatz.

If the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being of Fridley fifth annual RoofRaiser raised $25,000, no one would have to sleep on the roof Oct. 12.

The event raised $25,625, said Patty Halvorson, the center’s marketing/development manager.

According to Halvorson, the money raised will be used to help more than 4,000 families access services through school-based programs and counseling.

The ‘nMotion Dance Center dancers performed to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Photo by Tammy Sakry

The ‘nMotion Dance Center dancers performed to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Photo by Tammy Sakry

The teams from Coon Rapids, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, Oak Grove/Ham Lake, Andover and Fridley were informed they would not have to spend the night about an hour before their scheduled ascent to the roof at 7 p.m.

But the teams stayed for musical entertainment by Barbara Carlson and The Culvers Jammers, the ‘nMotion Dance Center dancers performing “Thriller” and capping off the night was The Professionists, a local band.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com


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