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Put on your kilts for a cause
By Jen Horton
posted Apr 10, 2014 - 10:52:48am
Kilts are encouraged but optional at the 5th annual DeLand Firefighters Pub Crawl on Saturday, April 12, according to DeLand Firefighters Association President Justin Desy.
The pub crawl’s kilt-wearing tradition started with a single firefighter who said he was going to wear a kilt. Then, the whole Fire Department thought that'd be a good idea.
Because kilt is highly contagious, the next thing they knew, lots of people were wearing kilts to the yearly charity fundraiser.
"It's just fun," Desy said.
The pub crawl is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the DeLand firefighters.
"It's really been a good event for us," Desy said. "The pretty much funds our charity giving throughout the year."
The pub crawl regularly sells out.
"Last year we sold out quickly. We sold 650 tickets in a couple of hours," Desy said. "This year we'll have 700 tickets."
Each ticket gets the participant a T-shirt for the crawl, an event cup, and a ticket for five beers that can be redeemed at one of seven participating merchants.
Participants in this year’s crawl are Abbey, The Half Wall Beer House, The Blind Pig Pub, Issues, Bill and Frank's Brickhouse Grill, Cafe Da Vinci, and The Grotto.
The Firefighter's Pub Crawl starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Issues, 114 E. Indiana Ave. Tickets can be purchased there and cost $20.
For more information, find the DeLand Firefighters on Facebook.
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