Hot Dog! It’s Summer

07/09/2014 12:03 AM

07/08/2014 11:33 PM

It’s July already. I can’t believe it. The summer seems to be flying by me at a rapid speed.

This may sound crazy, but I think my kids are finally at an age where I’m enjoying summer a little more. They are now 8 and 4. So, parents of little ones, things do get a little easier. Even going to the pool is less work these days.  

We also took it easy on summer camps this year. As much as I love the entertainment for my children, it’s not easy rushing out the door to get somewhere by 9 a.m. That is just a lot of work and too hectic. It’s the total opposite of a summer vacation, in my opinion.

In between our summer travels, we’re having some lazy TV mornings, computer time, and summer reading, then I find us something to do by lunch time. It’s a good opportunity to get out and experience some of the local sights that Greater Raleigh and the Triangle has to offer. I also make the kids go outside and play before it gets too hot.

You will probably find us eating some hot dogs this month, too. I recently worked on an article with the owners of the FIREWÜRST restaurants in Cary. July is National Hot Dog Month. Yes, there seems to be a month or a day for everything these days. At least this particular month is now tied to a good cause, locally.

In honor of National Hot Dog Month, and to help local kids who may not be as fortunate as my family this summer, FIREWÜRST, will donate $10,000 of its proceeds from hot dog sales to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Stop Summer Hunger program. Unfortunately, many kids depend on our school system for hearty meals during the school year. When school is out, the meals stop for these kids. The Food Bank works to fill this gap for families.

One dollar can serve five meals for kids. We’ve already had one hot dog lunch this summer, and since this is for such a good cause, you will more than likely find me in FIREWÜRST again this month. The #StopSummerHunger hot dog event will end on July 31. The restaurant also serves veggie dogs.

I think next time I will try a dog with sauerkraut and mustard. How do you like your dog?

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