Lunch sale to help BFD

Published 8:39 am Friday, April 22, 2016

The Bogalusa Firefighters Union is selling lunch today to benefit five firefighters whose homes were damaged in the March 11 flooding.

The smoked chicken lunch plates are $10 each, but if anyone wants one, they’ll have to move quick.

That’s because, out of 500 lunches, there are only 50 lunches remaining.

Mike Hollywood, the secretary and treasurer of the union and a lieutenant in the department, said organizers wanted to pre-sell as many plates as possible to guarantee the meals would get sold.

“That was the only way to do it and get the most for the firemen who (had their homes)damaged in the flood,” he said.

He explained that the homes of five firefighters were damaged by floodwaters, and one home sustained flooding up to four-and-a-half feet.

“It was almost a total loss,” said Hollywood.

But, he hopes that with community support, the firefighters will be able to make the needed repairs.

“One hundred percent of the money is going to our five firemen who had flood damage to help them get back in their homes,” he said.

The chicken dinners include a leg quarter, baked beans, jambalaya, dessert and a roll.

In addition, Hollywood said there may be cake available for sale. So, even if the lunches are gone, dessert might still be an option.

“I don’t know exactly, but we may have a few cakes for sale, too,” he said. “We had people donate some cakes, so we might have those for sale.”

The lunches and cakes will be sold from the central fire station by the courthouse.

Hollywood said he wanted to thank many local merchants for their help in organizing the event.

“We had a lot of help,” he said. “A bunch of people helped with donations, including Citizens Savings Bank, Double D Meat, Nielsen’s Pharmacy, Travis’s Grocery and Davis Products.”