Floydada's cook-off a huge success - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Floydada's cook-off raises thousands of dollars for Motley County

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – On Sunday the Floydada Volunteer Fire Department collected close to $14,000 for the Motley County to help off-set costs related to the massive wildfires that destroyed thousands of acres last weekend.

During the fundraiser the Lowe's parking lot in Floydada was filled with hungry people, but they weren't there to grocery shop. They lined up waiting to get their hands on a tasty burger or sausage wrap cooked by volunteer firefighters.

"Thought we would have a little hamburger cook-out today, and see if we could raise a couple thousand dollars and send it to them," said Corey Johnston, Floydada volunteer firefighter. "The Texas Forest Service figured that fire cost them about $41,000; so if you take a small volunteer department, and make them spend $41,000 there's just not anything left."

Volunteers from West Carlisle, Lockney and several other departments helped with the cook-off that ended in a huge success. "We had food donated for 500 hamburgers. We started around 10 o'clock this morning and by 12:30 p.m. we sold all 500," said Johnston.

The firefighters had to buy more food and in just six hours doubled their initial goal by selling 1,000 hamburgers. "This has been a huge, huge day not for just us, but for where the money is going," Johnston said. "The City of Floydada has turned out in drones it's been absolutely enormous. Just reminds me how many good people there really are."

Altogether Floydada and surrounding volunteer fire departments have raised nearly $17,000. They'll gather all the funds and present Motley County with the final amount in a few weeks.

If you would like to help by making a donation you call the City of Floydada at 806-983-2834.

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