Pancake breakfast and silent auction raises money for Georgetown firefighter
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.