Roost is on Fire fundraiser for Safety Village

The Penticton Fire Department invites the public to “The Roost is on Fire,” a fundraising event to benefit ongoing operations at the Penticton Safety Village.

The Penticton Safety Village offers safety education and awareness to children on a variety of topics from bicycle safety, rules of the road, fire hazard awareness and home fire escape planning. The village is operated by a non-profit society out of its location at 490 Edmonton Ave.

Red Rooster Winery and the Penticton Fire Department have joined forces to help the Penticton Safety Village with the “Roost on Fire” fundraising picnic, set for Sept. 20. The goal is to raise $10,000 for village operations.

Participants can purchase a picnic lunch by Chef Darin Paterson featuring pulled pork sandwiches, pasta salad and a sweet treat to finish off the meal. Picnic-goers can lunch on the lawn around the vineyard, take part in outdoor games or visit Andy's Animal Acres petting zoo. Penticton Fire Department staff will be doing demonstrations. Picnic baskets are $15. Wine by the glass or bottle and sparkling fruit juice will be available, and proceeds from the day will go toward the Penticton Safety Village.

The Roost is on Fire will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Red Rooster Winery, 891 Naramata Rd. in Penticton. To pre-purchase picnic baskets or details of the fundraiser, call 250-492-2424.