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It's well known that when anybody calls on the ECCA Volunteer Fire Department, they all come running. Well, the ECCA Volunteer FD is needing us to return the favor.

Fire Chief Gary Young says their newest fire trucks don't fit inside the old, outdated ECCA fire station, the stalls are too short and narrow. Young says "we need a new fire station to accommodate the updated equipment.

Photo by: Gary Young
Photo by: Gary Young

The construction date of the new fire station was unknown. Is it a coincidence that construction began the minute Gary stopped into the studio to talk about their major fundraiser coming up?

Chief Young had just gotten the words out of his mouth that the foundation needed to be laid out, formed and poured but he didn't know when. Then, his phone went off alerting him to the good news.

The concrete guys sharing photos of the forms being laid out. The smile on the Chief's face was like that of a kid in a candy store. Gary was happy.

The question now is, how are they going to pay for their new firehouse? The Answer is, with their annual fundraiser called the Wild/Mild Bunch Bonanza Saturday, January 29th. The reason for the Wild to Mild name change is because as Gary says, "we're all getting older and there ain't nothing wild about us."

<p>So if you're in the mood for some great food, awesome music, and an exciting auction. Saturday afternoon has your name written all over it. Tickets can be purchased at:</p><ol><li>APSCO Supply 742 S. 2nd</li><li>B&amp;B Pawn 242 Butternut</li><li>Coronado's Camp FM-89 &amp; HWY 277</li><li>Dosser Garage 2450 FM 1235 Merkle</li><li>The Insurance Center 1323 S. Danville</li><li>The Muffle Shoppe 1141 S. Treadaway</li><li>Texas National Bank 523 Garza Ave Tuscola</li></ol><p>Or call Gary Young at 325-669-9110, Margie Hughes at 325-668-3833, or Phillip King at 325-439-0180. Call to buy tickets, donate cash or auction items. Now is the time for all of us to help the Ecca Volunteer Fire Department.</p>

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