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Texoma fire departments hold annual fundraisers

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OKLAHOMA (KSWO) - Fire departments around Texoma served home cooked meals Saturday in an effort to raise money for their departments. Flower Mound Volunteer Fire Department in Lawton and Edgewater Park Fire Department in Apache both had their fundraisers Saturday. They use the money raised for equipment and repairs.

Edgewater Park firefighters and their families sell tickets at $6 in advance for the fundraiser, and each ticket was cashed in for one plate-full of food. Edgewater Fire Chief Herman Fehring said the long-running event has always had a good response.

"They really support, the town of Apache and the surrounding areas really support us real well," said Fehring.

He says they have fed almost 200 people today.

In Lawton with the Flower Mound Volunteer Fire Department, this is the 10th year for their benefit dinner, and they raise the money by donation only. Last year they served 750 people in the community and Flower Mound Fire Chief Joshua Sullivan says they are on target for reaching that many this year. They had brisket, chicken, hot links, sausages, potato salad and cowboy beans.

"Everybody likes it,” said Sullican. “Everybody wants to know what seasonings it's got on it and what it's made with as far as for flavor, and that's a kept secret. We try to keep that tied up!"

Both of these departments hold their fundraisers on the first Saturday of March. So if you didn't make it, make sure to mark your calendars for next year.

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