On Saturday June 27, Captain Wade McDaniel is inviting everyone to the Brinker Volunteer Fire Department located on FM 69 South in Hopkins County for a fun fundraising event. The volunteers will be preparing BBQ plus sides like beans and potato salad which anyone can enjoy by donation. In a phone call to KSST, McDaniel stated, “this will be pretty good BBQ! You can get a plate or just a sandwich. You can eat inside with us, or get yours boxed to go. We will be serving from 2-8pm that day. We also want everyone to see our building and our trucks. We’re at 1415 FM 69 South, in southeastern Hopkins County.”
The Brinker fundraiser is for the whole family and will offer kid-friendly entertainment. “We’ve got a bounce house coming. We plan have a dunking booth and give free fire truck rides. We will also be cooking hot dogs for the kids. You can enjoy all this for a donation.” When asked what the fundraiser was for, McDaniel replied, “we have had a lot of expense in the past year in the way of improvements. It’s one of the ways we thought of to get folks to come out and see the improvements we’ve made, and our station, our vehicles and equipment. Our Chief is Carl Nix and we have a force of about 15 volunteer firemen at this time. We want to welcome the public to get to know us and what we do”. If you would like to make a donation to the Brinker Volunteer Fire Department, it can be mailed to 1415 FM 69 South, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.