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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill to host “Burning Down the House” Feb. 22
Eighth annual benefit to thank and support Durango’s emergency responders
DURANGO, Colo. – As has become tradition, they’ll be “Burning Down the House” Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, 5:30-10 p.m., as Seasons Rotisserie & Grill hosts its eighth annual fundraiser benefitting Durango’s emergency responders through the 100 Club.
The 100 Club’s mission is to provide financial assistance to families of law enforcement and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and to provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare.
The special evening is organized each year as a “thank-you” to the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority and its personnel who responded to the Downtown fire in the 700 block of Main Ave. (Feb. 22, 2008), which destroyed three businesses, including Seasons, and impacted many more. Seasons Rotisserie & Grill reopened at 764 Main Ave. in 2009, and in 2010 owners Karen and Wayne Barger launched the “Burning Down the House” event.
“As we are reminded each year, we cannot do enough to help our firefighters and emergency personnel,” said Karen Barger. “This continues to be both a celebration of Seasons as a literal Phoenix from the flames and a thank you to those who put their lives on the line every day to protect us.”
This year, Seasons welcomes back award-winning Executive Chef Dennis Morrisroe who, with Sous Chef Clark Peterson, will keep with the fire theme creating special dinner menu items that are “smoky” and “spicy hot.” Seasons is also celebrating – truly thanking – the community for naming the restaurant as “Business of the Year” at the recent Durango Chamber of Commerce Awards.
Proceeds from beverage and food sales (5:30-10 p.m.) will be presented to the not-for-profit 100 Club following the event. Seasons’ staff, under the direction of Aaron Brandes, will donate their time for the event.
Durango Fire & Rescue, which will station a fire truck on Main in front of Seasons, will resume its tradition to decorate the restaurant for the event, and will have all details seen to, including the now favorite party favors: fire extinguisher squirt guns.
Dinner reservations for “Burning Down the House” are required, and space is limited. Visit www.seasonsofdurango.com for event information or call 970.382.9790 for reservations.