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The 13th Annual Fire and Ice Feast is back and will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th, 2023, in the beautiful Buffalo Gap "Old Settlers Campgrounds." This is the one fundraiser that we all must get involved in to help out all of the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Departments that are located in Lawn, Tuscola, Moro, and Jim Ned.

The Fire and Ice Feast has managed to raise just over $550,000 dollars to benefit our local area volunteer Fire Departments that need us desperately, especially after all those wildfires last year. Many of them operate on a very tight budget anyway.

All of the Taylor County volunteer fire department's equipment is in need of repairs and/or updates. Nonetheless, the Fire and Ice Feast is where competition cookers come together to feed those who buy a ticket and attend this fun event.

Look: This is what the Fire and Ice Feast is all about

In order to be a successful event, the organizers of the Fire and Ice Feast work with our local communities to get the donations needed like cash donations or item donations. For example, their big raffle item this year is a Ruger American rifle in .308win. caliber with a Thompson Center 3-9x40 power scope, rings, sling, and soft-side gun case.

Donations are still being accepted a you can help by contacting Tracy Martin at 325-66-6970 for any and all information. Tracy asked me to remind you that any and all help is greatly appreciated and that the success of this event will come from because of your generous donations, sponsorships, and auction items.

Let us not forget what this past year brought to our part of Texas with the heat, dry weather, and the raging wildfires that took days, even weeks to put out completely, and we're still not out of the woods yet. So, please open your hearts and pocketbooks and give.

In the meantime, make plans to join the food, fun, and festivities of the Fire and Ice Feast that is scheduled for the first weekend in February of 2023. To explore further check out their website and Facebook page.

Remember our area volunteer fire departments need our help, please give. Source: Ashley Creager / Fire and Ice Feast

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