Texoma volunteer fire departments across the area are still trying to recover from the April wildfires. Communities have been coming together to help raise funds for the different fire departments.
The Holliday Volunteer Firefighters are gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year and you can expect good food, a good time, and all for a good purpose.
It's their largest annual fundraiser and the Holliday Volunteer Firefighters put it on every year. They have some good cooks and good fish ready for tomorrow, so good in fact that the Mayor of Holliday himself will be joining in on the fun and frying some fish.
All the donations are a huge help for Holliday's Fire Department and this is where they collect money that will go toward buying new equipment, fixing broken down trucks, and paying for their new fire station. A new station that now stores all the fire trucks and equipment, it even has a meeting room, kitchen area, and space for training.
The president of the Holliday Fire Department says, "we know it is hard times for citizens and for the city but it is also hard times for the fire department too. We understand that and we try to spend wisely. You don't have a lot of extras we just try to keep the basics."
Some of the basics include paying off fuel costs and blown out tires from the recent wildfires that hit Texoma. A bill that racked up a more than 5 thousand dollar price tag.
The fish fry is tomorrow night from 5 to 8 at the Holliday Fire Station off North Main. It is an all you can eat dinner for 8 dollars. The firefighters will also be raffling off prizes.
The Holliday Volunteer Fire Department tells Newschannel 6 that a good turn out tomorrow can mean being financially secure for the next year.