The 14th Annual Fire & Ice Feast will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd and 4th, 2024, in Buffalo Gap. This is a benefit fundraiser and cookoff competition that benefits the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Departments which consist of Lawn, Buffalo Gap, Jim Ned, and Moro. The Fire & Ice Feast has raised to date over $560,000 to benefit the fire departments.

This is one fundraiser you will want to get involved in. Following last year's "Mesquite Heat" and "Windmill Tower" wildfires, our local area volunteer fire departments need our assistance desperately. Many of these teams operate on a very tight budget, sometimes even struggling to fuel the fire trucks. Much of the Taylor County departments' equipment needs repairs and/or updates.

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The Fire & Ice Feast is where competitive cooks come together to feed those who buy a ticket to this fun-filled gathering. To be a successful event, the organizers work with our local communities to bring in needed cash or item donations. For example, the big raffle item this year is a Winchester SXP Waterfowl Hunter 12 Gauge/3.5, 28-inch barrel and a handy gun case.

Donations are still needed and being accepted. If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact Courtney Jenkins at 325-280-7971 or

For the first time ever, the Fire & Ice Feast will host a car and motorcycle show. The car show and the cornhole tournament will both be Saturday, February 3, 2024. Please open your hearts and your pocketbooks, and give generously.

To learn more check out the Fire & Ice website and Facebook page.

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Memories from last year's Fire and Ice Feast

Gallery Credit: Rudy Fernandez

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