Texomans Join Together To Raise Funds In Memory Of Fellow Fire Fighter Kelly Crush

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Dozens of community members joined together today for a fundraiser to honor the life of a former Wichita Falls firefighter who’s remembered for his heroic fight
against A-L-S and the awareness he brought.

Today’s cookout was one of the biggest events held in Kelly Crush’s honor.

Each year Wichita Falls fire fighter Corky Scarbrough and his friends host a chili cook off to raise money for High School children of local firefighters who are graduating
and wanting to attend college, trade school or any other higher learning facility.

But this is not an ordinary cook off.

” Before he died these folks knew who Kelly crush was, and that’s why they keep coming back year after year. They remember Kelly and they want his scholarship to go on
year after year” says, Corky Scarbrough Wichita Falls firefighter.

He says, this is all to honor fellow firefighter Kelly Crush who died after a long battle with A-L-S. Scarbrough says, crush always wanted to give back to the community.

More than 30 chili cooks were judged on taste and originality.
But veteran chili competitor Diane Fitzhnery who travels around the country and
Competes in national chili competitions , says today’s event was more than a contest but a way to remember a man that she considered a friend.

“He was just a great guy, he was an awesome guy, someone with a personality he was just an outstanding guy”. Diane Fitzhnery chili contestant.

Co owner of P2 Keith Morton says, that he’s honored to host events for his friend and former co-worker.

He says before Crush died it was important to set up something memorable, like the scholarship fund to honor his friend who was so involved in this community.

“When Kelly was still alive, we had a few fundraisers and they were good. We just want to continue that tradition now and help raise money for the Kelly Crush scholarship fund”.
Keith Morton co owner of P2 said.

Crush fought fires with the Wichita Falls fire department for 21 years until he was diagnosed with
A-L-S and forced him to retire.

Friends say he was a great supporter in raising awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the impact he had on the community is something words cant explain
and they hope today’s cook off will continue to change the lives of those he loved so much.

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