RESCUE FEST 2017
RESCUE FEST 2017
120 McKinley Street, Bennington, VT
What is Rescue Fest?
RescueFest is a community Fundraiser put on by the Bennington Rescue Squad to help increase awareness in the community of what we do and to help raise funds for lifesaving equipment we need. It is a fundraising event with an emphasis on the FUN!
Why should I come to Rescue Fest?
One of Bennington Rescue’s core values is Community Focused. It is important to us to connect with our community outside of the services that we provide. Local band, Beard & Glasses will be providing entertainment. While you hang out and listen to their funky jam beats, enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs with The Norshaft Lion’s Club, enter the 50/50 and silent raffles (lots of goodies donated by local businesses), shop LulaRoe, step up to dunk some BRS providers in the dunking booth, and let the kids play games.
How much does it cost to attend?
Admission is free! Yes, this is a fundraiser and a donation is greatly appreciated, however, the event is free to enter, we just want you spend the day with us!
Should I bring my Kids?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it! We are kicking off the summer! We are sure your little ones are already complaining that there is “nothing to do”! RescueFest is rain or shine so no need to worry about the weather.
Why do you need to raise funds?
Saving lives is expensive. We are very fortunate to have funding from local towns that we did not have before. This funding does help fill the gap so we are no longer operating at a deficit, however, that does not leave very much room for other upgrades. RescueFest specifically raises funds for a designated item that our crews need, not operating costs.
What are you going to do with the funds raised?
This year all RescueFest proceeds will go toward the purchase of “First In Bags”. These are the bags of supplies that our crew members carry onto a scene that allows them to quickly and efficiently stabilize a patient before transport. Our current First In Bags are outdated and need to be replaced.
When is Rescue Fest?
Saturday, June 24th from 11AM until 2PM. Rain or Shine!
Where is Rescue Fest?
Bennington Rescue Squad station located at 120 McKinley Street, Bennington, VT
I cannot be there on June 24th, but I want to donate for the event or to the Rescue Squad. What should I do?
If you would like to make a donation to the Rescue Squad, you may use the Paypal donation link below or give us a call. If you would like your donation to go specifically to RescueFest, it’s best to give us a call at 802-442-5817
If you would like to pre-order 50/50 raffle tickets please stop in to the Rescue Squad, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm or contact one of our providers for more information.
Who made that awesome poster?
Look for our event poster around town! Bennington Rescue partnered with the Career Development Center’s Graphic Arts Program to develop our poster design. A big thanks to Barr Sternberg Law for sponsoring this great bunch of young artists. The top 3 poster designs will receive a cash prize during RescueFest and all the posters will be on display.