KEENE - The Keene Valley Fire Department and local community will come together to help raise funds for a 12-year-old girl in need of a multiple transplants.
A Night For Mikaela will be held this Saturday, Feb. 26, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Keene Community Center.
The purpose of the event is to help raise funds for Mikaela Sienkiewicz and her family. Sienkiewicz is in need of a liver and kidney transplant.
"We are looking to spread the word to make this a huge event to help a family in need," said Beth Pelkey, one of the KVFD members who helped organize the event. "If you personally come and partake you will see what this town is made of, you'll have a blast and you will learn the importance of organ donation."
The Sienkiewicz family are friends of Lisa Hudson, a KVFD member who helped organize the event along with Pelkey.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 with a snow sculpting contest and prizes. From 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., there will be hotdogs, hot chocolate, S'mores and music.
From 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., the firemen of the KVFD will have a snowshoe baseball game, with the members being dressed in full turnout gear. That will be followed by sledding, skating and snowshoeing from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
"This fundraiser is by donation," Pelkey said. "Anywhere that you see a fire boot, you can make a donation or share some kind words for this child, and all donations will go directly to Mikaela and her family."
The boots will be located in the community center and throughout the athletic fields where the snowshoeing and outdoors events will be taking place.
For more information on the Night for Mikaela, call Lisa Hudson 576-9641 or Beth Pelkey 637-3978.