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Hundreds of people come out to support Elk Volunteer Fire Department

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 18:10:15-04

Hundreds of people showed up for the Elk Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Catfish Dinner and Auction fundraiser on Sunday.

The event was held at Tradinghouse Bar and Grill in Waco from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Captain Robert Leathers said more than 200 people stopped by, making this one of their biggest turnouts ever.

"It makes me feel great," Leathers said. "This is outstanding support from our community. Our community is always there to help us out and we are so appreciative."

Leathers said the money raised from this event will make it easier for his team of around 12 volunteers to better serve the area.

"We're very dependent on donations from the community to get us through the year. That goes towards fuel, training, keeping our equipment up and running," Leathers said.

Sheila Thun with the Police and Fireman's Insurance Association also handed over a $300 check during the event.

The event raised more than $5,000. Leathers said they were hoping to raise $3,000 and they're thrilled to have surpassed their goal. 

For more information on the Elk Volunteer Fire Department, click here

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