Mesachie Fire Department fundraiser

The Mesachie Fire Department is trying a new approach to its fundraising efforts.

The Mesachie Fire Department is trying a new approach to its fundraising efforts.

The department is trying to raise funds for a new rescue truck, and Fire Chief Gary Eve says he knows that local residents are taxed when it comes to shelling out to local not-for-profits and organizations.

So, on July 2, firefighters set up about seven kilometers out along the Pacific Marine Circle Route and proceeded to sell hot dogs, pop and chips, as well as hats to tourists and commuters between Cowichan Lake and Pt. Renfrew. They managed to raise $650.

They will be out there again on Aug. 6, so if you are going for a drive on that holiday Monday, or you just want to help these guys out, be sure to stop for lunch.