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Local benefit supports burn victims

food-vendorsDespite heavy rain storms on Saturday, the community came together for an all-day benefit that raised over $31,000 for the three victims of the Aug. 1 Church’s Fried Chicken accident. A variety of vendors (above) offered Mexican food during Saturday’s benefit, including traditional meat tacos to support Erica Acevedo, Montserrat Damian and Hugolina Guerrero. The three Livingston restaurant employees were severely burned when the kitchen floor collapsed causing hot grease to spill on them.

loteriaFUN AND GAMES -- Day activities at Saturday’s Livingston United benefit included lotería, a traditional Mexican game similar to bingo. The event was held to raise funds for the three burn victims injured Aug. 1 when the kitchen floor of the Livingston Church’s Fried Chicken collapsed.

crowd-at-benefitLIVINGSTON UNITED – Area residents braved rain showers Saturday for an an all-day benefit to raise over $31,000 for the three victims of the recent Church’s Fried Chicken incident. The event was hosted at the VFW 3916 building in Livingston. In addition to the Mexican food served, day activities included volleyball, a bounce house, raffles and games.

voleyballVOLLEYBALL IN THE RAIN – As part of the Livingston United benefit on Saturday, a number of young people turned out to play volleyball between the rain showers that swept through the area. The day-long event raised money for the three burn victims from the Aug. 1 Church’s Fried Chicken incident.

money-raised-CONTRIBUTEDACCOUNTING TIME – A group of local officials handled the accounting portion of Saturday’s Livingston United benefit for the victims of the Aug. 1 Church’s Fried Chicken incident. They included (L-R) Polk County Sheriff Kenneth Hammack, Asst. District Attorney Leonor Shukan, Dr. Michael Shukan and District Clerk Bobbye Bradford Richards. The $31,000 raised will help support victims Erica Acevedo, Montserrat Damian and Hugolina Guerrero.

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