As volunteer fire companies struggle to find ways to find enough funds to protect you and your home from fire, they're branching out into all kinds of areas.
At Pottstown's North End Fire Co., they're trying a Halloween Party for adults that includes, this got my attention, OPEN BAR.
I told you that to soften the price $45 at the door, $40 in advance.
North End Fire Chief Tom Braber explained it this way: "You can go any of the restaurants in town and drop $40 just on the bar bill."
But if you come to North End's Halloween Party, you'll also get food from a light buffet, a DJ and a chance to win cash prizes in a costume contest -- all while helping your local fire company.
The party is on Friday, Oct. 25 and you must be 21 to enter. $40 presale/ $45.
It starts at 8 p.m. and DJ REACT will be spinning tunes until 1 a.m.
But they need more than the taxpayers can provide, and this is a fun way you can help.
All proceeds benefit the North End Fire Company of Pottstown.
If you want to find out more, or who else might be going, check out the Facebook page set up for the event, which goes by the alluring name of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"