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Chicken Barbecue and Open House

Raising money for its Truck Fund and fire fighting equipment, some members of the Hookies Fire Co., barbecue chicken for its annual event and Open House held Saturday. Watching over some 200 chicken halves as they cook over the fire, from left are Jamie Decker, Lieutenant Chip Dillon and Assistant Chief JR Watson. The firemen expressed their appreciation for public support as folks came to eat and look over the fire equipment and the different tools used to help put out fires. (The Daily Herald/Virgie Werner)
Filling orders

Lieutenant Chip Dillon and Tom Mayes are busy filling barbecue chicken dinner orders during Open House held by the Hookies Fire Company Saturday. The 200 dinners were gone by 1:30 p.m. as the firemen then turned their full attention to explaining and showing off their equipment to the many folks who dropped by. (The Daily Herald/Virgie Werner)

Future fireman

Nine-year-old Brandon Decker enjoys spending time at the Hookies while his father, Jamie Decker, is busy with Company duties. Nestled between firemen boots and gear, young Brandon finds a comfortable spot to settle in to read the “True Story of Smokey Bear”. (The Daily Herald/Virgie Werner)