Pancake breakfast and silent auction raises money for Georgetown firefighter

Published: Nov. 17, 2018 at 12:25 PM EST
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The Georgetown community packed into Cattleman's Roadhouse Saturday morning to raise money for retired Battalion Fire Chief Johnnie Jacobs.

In August, he was forced to retire due to a lung disease caused by years of smoke and chemical inhalation while on the job. He is currently in the hospital recovering from a double-lung transplant.

"The transplant went good. We had a couple of setbacks that were not completely unexpected. He has done much better in the last couple of days," said Miranda Florence, a friend of Jacobs, who handed out t-shirts at the fundraiser.

For $7 a plate, people received a hearty breakfast of pancakes and sausages. They also participated in a silent auction.

All proceeds from the event went to Jacobs' family to help with medical bills.

"They put their life on the line everyday. I think as a community this is what we should do to support them," said Bobbie Hudnall, who attended the event.

Cattleman's Roadhouse hosted the fundraiser before the restaurant opened.