On Sept. 24, 1933, the company had its first fundraiser, a Tag Day Sale, where small red lapel tags were sold for a “silver donation,” most selling for 10 to 25 cents. The sale netted $51.25. A hastily arranged carnival was held the first week of October on a lot on the south end of Sykesville’s Main Street, near the railroad station. Fire companies from nearby towns put on pumping demonstrations and took children on fire engine rides. Hot dogs, bottled soft drinks and bing games each cost a nickel. The carnival made the company $350.