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Benefit for chief held
Houston County Courier - April 2008
A benefit was held for Grapeland Volunteer Fire Department and Police Chief Roger Dickey on Saturday, March 29.
The event, held at the Grapeland Fire Station and sponsored by the fire department and EMS personnel included a bake sale and drawings for donated items such as a rifle, toys, collectible pitcher and bowl set among other things.
Proceeds from the event will be used to assist with the substantial medical bills the Dickey family is presently facing. Dickey was transported to ETMC Tyler on Tuesday, March 25 and is currently being treated there.
In addition, organizers have established a bank account at Grapeland State Bank in Dickey's name.
GVFD has planned a subsequent fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 26 at Grapeland City Park beginning at 11 a.m. that will include a fish fry and blood drive.
For additional information about donations call 545-5452.