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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org