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Firemen's butts help community

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GONZALES - Firefighters cooked more than 500 Boston butts as part of the annual "Best Butts on Da' Bayou" fundraiser today.

The Gonzales Firefighter's Association uses the event to raise money for their fund, money they then dole out to other charities in the community.

"We do it to help the community that's why everyone got into the fire service in the first place is to help out the community, it's just a different way, and you don't have to get paid to do it, most of us started as volunteers and this is just an extra way to give back," said Corey Gautreaux, the president of the association.

The GFA donated money to help the Kids Kove Discovery Park, a playground built to accommodate disabled children, their friends, and families.

"They've helped with many community projects, but especially with Project Kids Kove they've helped us become a reality in this area," said Stacey Bumpus, the President of Project Kids Kove.

The GFA also offers a yearly American flag service. The firefighters plant a full-sized American flag into your yard for each national holiday for a small fee.


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