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October 2, 2013

Brownsburg Fire hosts 9/11 memorial fundraiser

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“We’ve already have a lot of in-kind donations, such as … people have donated free labor, people have donated materials at cost, and stuff like that,” Martindale said. “Fab 2 Order (located in Brownsburg) is one that’s really working with us to get the fabrication done. I know we’re working on getting a concrete company to help us, so pretty much we’re looking for any contributions that people can make to help us actually get this built.”

There was also a lot donated for the event on Saturday, she said.

“Texas Roadhouse donated 30 pounds of pulled pork and then we had three gentlemen get together and donate the chips and the water to make a combo (to sell at the event),” Martindale said. “Firehouse Subs donated 30 sandwich packs for us to sell and then all that food (money) goes 100 percent (to the cause). Then we’ve got the entertainment that was donated for free.”

She said the BFT hopes to make this an annual event.

“This is our very first one,” Martindale said. “The fire department has never done a car show, so we’re learning a lot and we appreciate all the people that participated and helped and their generosity and their patience with us. We would be happy to accept any comments and suggestions for next year, because we do want them to come back, for maybe an annual thing. We want to build on this.”

As for the amount raised, Martindale said the event was a success.

“I don’t have the exact number, but I do know it’s over $5,000,” she said. “For the turnout we had for the very first time, we think it was great, because we weren’t real sure what to expect.”

For more information on the memorial and how to help, visit the website at www.brownsburg911memorial.org.

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