Lower Frederick Fire Co. slates Steak Night fundraiser

Area residents will be able to sink their teeth into a juicy T-bone steak and help a local fire company buy a new fire truck, all at the same time next Saturday.

All they have to do is purchase a $25 ticket from Lower Frederick Fire Co. and then go to the company’s firehouse on Spring Mount Road Aug. 2 and dig in. Patrons will be served a cook-it-yourself 16 oz. steak, along with clam chowder, corn on the cob, a garden salad, a choice of desserts, soda and beer.

The proceeds, according to Lt. Rodger Lyle of Lower Frederick FC, will be placed in the company’s general fund and applied to the purchase of a 2015 Pierce 105-foot quint. “This is our first multi-capable piece of apparatus,” said Lyle, who noted that the quint can function as both an engine and a ladder. Cost of the vehicle will be $850,000.

“This is the 25th year we have hosted the Steak Night,” said Lyle, “and it’s become a community tradition, held always on the first Saturday in August. Of our three summer-time fundraisers, this is the most popular.”

The dinner is held in the open-air pavilion behind the firehouse and is expected to attract a crowd of nearly 300.

“It’s a great big picnic,” added Lyle , “where everyone — members and their families, local residents, as well as residents of nearby communities — come together in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy the food and each other’s company.”

After the dinner, Lyle said, guests can adjourn to the nearby social room, where “the party continues with live entertainment, including a disc jockey, dancing and karaoke.” Also included will be raffles and a money wheel. The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m.

For tickets and further information, contact Rodger Lyle at 610-287-7125 or rodgerlyle@gmail.com.