Clematis by Night is SMOKIN at Firefighter Night

What:   Clematis by Night – Firefighter Night
Who:   The City of West Palm Beach
When: Thursday, October 9, 2008 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Centennial Square – 100 block of Clematis Street

(October 2, 2008 – West Palm Beach)  Clematis by Night will be smokin’ on Thursday, October 9 with tons of five-alarm fun at Firefighter Night.  Some features on this red hot evening will include: 

America’s Female Firefighters (AFF) will be at Clematis by Night selling their hot new AFF 2009 calendar that includes a local firefighter from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.  This dedicated group of women produce, sell and promote their calendar to raise and expend funds for burn survivors with proceeds benefiting People’s Burn Foundation and IAFF Burn Foundation.  For more information about AFF, visit www.americasfemalefirefighters.com.

The hottest male firefighters and paramedics from Palm Beach County will also be at the event selling their brand new 2009 calendar.  These calendars are sold by the Professional Firefighters/Paramedics of Palm Beach County, Inc. (IAFF Local 2928) to raise money for the Professional Firefighter/Paramedic Benevolent Fund.  This fund assists the local community in times of need through financial aid and volunteer services.  For more information, visit www.iaff2928.com.

The Palm Beach County FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society) will be on site serving drinks and bringing some foolish fun to the evening in order to raise funds for their nonprofit organization.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the PBC FOOLS, a brotherhood of firefighters that is committed to training, community service, and supporting fellow firefighters and their families.  For more information, visit www.pbcfools.com.

Guests can enter to win cool prizes in the “Fire Drill” Competition which will take place at 7:00 p.m. in front of the Clematis by Night stage.  Guests can test their skills by strapping on real firefighting gear and competing in this mock exercise.

There will be Free Giveaways for the Kids including red fire hats, frisbees and bracelets with fire safety messages, and coloring books and activity sheets from the City of West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department and the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department.  Both organizations will be at the event to give the public some tips about general fire safety.

Red hot Firetruck Displays will be at Centennial Square this evening.  The City of West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department and the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department will be at the event showing off their newest trucks completely equipped with the latest in rescue technology. 

CLEMATIS BY NIGHT
Clematis by Night is a FREE weekly event that features great live music, mouth-watering foods, sidewalk shopping, and fun in the fountain every Thursday night from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. in Centennial Square, downtown West Palm Beach.  Clematis by Night is produced by the City of West Palm Beach and brought to you by Clear Channel Radio, Wachovia, The Palm Beach Post, La Palma, Schumacher Automotive, WPTV NewsChannel 5, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Heineken, Samuel Adams, the West Palm Beach Marriott, and many others.  For more information, please call the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division at 561-822-1515 or visit the website at www.clematisbynight.net.
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Media Contact:
Amaryvis “Ryvis” Sierra
Marketing Coordinator
Phone:  (561) 822-1522
Cell:  (561) 644-7639
E-mail:  asierra@wpb.org