The New Bern Firemen's Museum is sponsoring their annual fundraising event - BBQ in Blue Jeans, Friday, January 21, 2011, at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Wear your comfortable blue jeans and enjoy a great barbeque dinner including ribs, chicken, sides, and dessert. Dance to the music of local favorites Cold Biscuit and 3-Day Weekend. Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 ($30.00 at the door) and can be purchased at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern Firemen's Museum, Mitchell's Hardware, and the New Bern Fire Department. For additional information, please call 636-4087.
Funds raised at this event help support the many activities of the New Bern Firemen's Museum including their plans to restore the Central Fire Station, circa 1928, located on Broad Street. The building will house interactive exhibits as well as the many important relics that have already been collected to further demonstrate the City's legacy of firefighting. Attendees at BBQ and Blue Jeans will be able to make their own history and purchase a 4'x8' brick or 8'x8' paver to leave a legacy in support of this capital project.