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Mike Flamion Hotdog with Heroes ***cancelled***
September 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
5th annual Mike Flamion Hotdogs With Heroes.
Note from the event organizers:
This post comes with careful consideration and great disappointment. After a lengthy discussion, our Board of Directors has come to the difficult decision to cancel Hotdogs with Heroes for 2020. The country is going through unprecedented times of hardship and despair, and we feel that we cannot in good faith ask our friends to reach into their pockets and give money to us when they are struggling to make ends meet. Conversely, we feel that it would not be in our best interest to move forward with the event planning, considering the amount of time, effort and money that goes into hosting an event of this scale when we aren’t even certain that the social distancing parameters will be lifted by then. As an organization made up of first responders, local business owners and media figures, we must lead by example and avoid events that bring large groups of people together in tight spaces. It would also be fiscally irresponsible to make financial commitments to food vendors, musical acts and the various kids attractions, only to learn the hard way that we have to cancel and risk losing our deposits. We are trying to plan some virtual fundraisers and other options to help us raise money this year, as the need to help first responders will unfortunately never go away. Year to-date we have assisted three officers who were shot in the line of duty, and we are always in need of ways to replace our outgoing funds so that we can continue with our mission. Rest assured that Hotdogs with Heroes will be back in 2021, bigger and better than ever! I hope that each of you knows that this decision did not come easy, but again we feel that it is what’s best for everyone during this difficult time in our lives. We ask that you continue to support us and your first responder families, and that each of you stays safe and healthy.
With much gratitude,
President of Code 3 Response
Code 3 Response’s Board of directors:
Mike Flamion, Sarah Flamion, Lauren Gilliam, Randy Karraker, Michael Starck, Jon Fogarty, Rob Wetzel and Richard Metz