Enjoying martinis for a good cause - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Enjoying martinis for a good cause

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Merry Martinis; it sounds like a good time and it is, for those who attend. But it is much more than good food, beverages and music. 

This annual event is a fundraiser for the Mississippi Burn Foundation and each year, 12 firefighters from all over the state volunteer to pose for the Mississippi Firefighters Calendar. It's for sale for 20-dollars and autographed by each firefighter.

Amanda Fontaine, director of the Mississippi Burn Foundation said

"We assist the burn victims and their families with things such as travel expense, medications, anything that they may need," said Mississippi Burn Foundation director Amanda Fontaine. "And then next year, for 2015, we have a great upcoming project, because we will have a ground breaking for our burn center lodge, which will be built across the street from the burn center."

Merry Martinis was held at the Old Capitol Inn this year and all gifts, including the cost of the tickets, silent auction proceeds and even specialty painted martini glasses for sale, are tax deductible.

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