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Crawd's 'n Rods 2015
Despite the rain trying to put a damper on things, this year’s Crawds ‘n Rods still went off, rain or shine, as promised. Elgin’s Volunteer Fire Department hosted its car show, car raffle, crawfish boil, burnout and live bands, with Great Plains Amusements setting up rides for the kids. With 3000lbs of crawfish, there was plenty of food for everyone, and for $20 it was all you could eat. The fire department managed to sell all of their crawfish platters and sold the rest by the bag at the end of the day. The car show featured beautiful cars from modern street cars to restored vintage. Although their car show usually supports anywhere between 150 and 200 cars, the weather lowered that number to 39, with Buckey Latimer’s blue 55 Chevrolet winning the show. Gil Ambrose also ended up winning the car raffle for this year’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. The bands played all day from 10:30 – 5, with Roland Bowling Band, Dollar 98, and Bobby Dale Band performing. In the end, the Fire Department managed to earn $15,000. Although this is short of goal, Fire Chief Mike baker said that the bands were good and everyone had fun.
At 2:00am Thursday (May 7), Comanche County was called upon to provide assistance to Bridge Creek after the tornado. Five of our Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD) responded with a total of 12 firefighters to go up and help with search and rescue efforts. Fire Chief Mike Baker from Elgin VFD led the task force, bringing his command truck and brush pumper. Cache, Fletcher, and Medicine Park VFD’s sent one brush pumper and two people a piece, and Cox’s Store VFD sent one brush pumper and four people. They left Comanche County at 6am on Thursday and arrived in Bridge Creek 45 minutes later. Although initial assignment was slow, they got the opportunity to perform a primary search of structures before being dismissed that afternoon. In addition to the VFD’s, the Sheriff’s Office sent a deputy to serve as security for the task force.
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