"This is a several month long project, being involved with Saranac Thursdays, we're involved in just about every aspect of the event," said United Way Executive Director, Brenda Episcopo.
For the last 14 years, Saranac Thursdays have drawn the community together in more ways than one.
With a portion of the money raised on Thursday nights going to United Way, it gives some Central New Yorkers an opportunity to not only enjoy time with friends, but also volunteer with United Way.
Any group of organization looking to spend an evening volunteering is welcome with open arms by United Way.
But with so many eager to volunteer, Espiscopo says they do have to cap it off.
"We have 40 slots for work places or groups, and we receive 80 or more applications," she said.
And one of the lucky returning volunteers is Alicia Brockway, with the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce who wouldn't change the experience for anything.
"It's never like work, and the time really does fly by when you're back there because you're always going back and forth and you're moving from one place to another," said Brockway.