A fundraiser for Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at the Stampede, located at 1610 E. HWY 350 in Big Spring.
The event is coordinated by Cherrie Burcham and the funds raised will go to Chief Sullivan to help cover his medical expenses and possibly his prosthesis.
"Tommy does so much for our community and we wanted to pay him back a little," says Burcham. She went on to say that Sullivan has been Fire Chief for over 30 years, and he does that voluntarily and does not get paid or compensated.
"We thought, man, he's done so much. Surely the community will step out and help us with him, and they have. They've all come together and helped us."
It’ll start off with an auction beginning at 2 PM that will go on through 5 PM. Some of the items that are up for auction include sporting event tickets, a signed Cowboy jersey, a football signed by Dax Prescott, a handmade picnic table, a handmade grill, and crafts, along with many other items.
Other activities include a cakewalk for the kids, a 50-50 raffle, and smash the car where you can get in on the fun for $5 a hit or 3 hits for $10.
Later in the evening there will be a dance and dinner for those who choose to eat. The cost of entry to the dance is $25 per person or $40 per couple and it includes a BBQ dinner plate that will be served at 7 PM until they run out, and dance begins at 8 PM. The entertainment for the event is provided by JR McNutt who will serve as DJ throughout the day, as well as play live music.