Barbecue A Huge Success

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Editor:

I would like to say thank you to all of you who attended our barbecue fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 3 in Tonto Village at station #22 for Hellsgate Fire Department.

It was a great day and the Fireflies had so much fun working together for the best fire department in Gila County! It was a huge success and the dollars made will help our department with necessary expenses this coming year.

A big thank you also for the firefighters and personnel from Hellsgate who helped during the barbecue and arrived early to set up and stayed to help us clean up. It is nice to know that we can depend on you at each of our fund-raisers to be there for us.

A special thank you to Giant for donating a portion of the gas gift card for our raffle and also Bashas’ for inviting us to sell raffle tickets and Hellsgate T-shirts and caps at their festival last month. Many businesses donated items for our “bundle raffle” and we thank each of you for those donations for it made it more exciting and fun.

KMOG is always great to allow us to go on the air to advertise our fund-raisers and Rockin’ Ron makes us feel so welcome. We thank you for that and announcing our barbecue several times a day is a huge help to let the listeners know what’s going on.

I would like to personally thank each and every Firefly for your dedication to our fire department. You are each very special to me and I have enjoyed working with you all this year as your president. I have been amazed this past year that we have done so well and when there were things to do, you were there every time!

Again, the Fireflies thank all of our supporters.

Dara Sutton

Auxiliary president

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