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Another Great Night of Bono Support
On Friday, March 21, Bono Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Chili Supper Fund Raiser at the Cleburne Elks Lodge.  To all the supporters of the Bono Volunteer Fire Department, this one was an eye opener.  Those who were there saw many old friends with new comers in the mix which made into a Bono homecoming. There was also a strong showing of support from outside the Bono Fire District which was very nice to see.
In attendance were Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon, JC Commissioners #1Rick Bailey and #4 Don Beeson, JC ESD Commissioner Keith Kelly, New JC ESD Director Burney Basket, Former Cleburne Mayor Justin Hewlett. Other departments present were Cleburne FD, Godley FD, Rio Vista FD, Liberty Chapel FD, Briar Oaks FD, Venus FD, ESS VD, Care Flite Ground Services, Texas DPS, Air Evac, and Care Flite Air.  This 2014 Bono VFD Chili Fund Raiser topped last year in funds raise but also saw it largest increase in crowd attendance.
The support from the Cleburne area businesses was outstanding.  Our Big Thanks to the following for their contribution to Bono Chili Supper 2014: Chicken Express, Fly By Night Cattle Company Steaks & BBQ, Susannah’s Homestyle Cookin, Grump’s Burgers, Pulido’s Mexican Restaurant and Pulido’s Foods-Benbrook, TX, West End Grill, Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply Co. McCoy’s, Rowlett Hardware, Sears, Zimmerer Kubota, Lonestar Ranch & Outdoors, Snap On Tools, Napa Auto, Lone Star Collision, Bennette’s, Simply Zinful, Boob Korb Barbershop, Holiday Inn Express, Liberty Hotel, Cinemark Cinema 6, Pinnacle Bank, Grandview Bank, Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home, and Walmart.
Thank you to Cleburne BPOE #811 Elks Lodge and Fellow Elks members for their support and use of their facilities to hold this large event.  Another THANKS to Cleburne Elks for their support in community charities to Cleburne Johnson County Areas.  You’re a gracious host.
Thank You to Johnson County ESD Honor Guard and Bag Piper CFD Ryan Stewart for presenting our nations colors to our Bono Chili Supper Fund Raiser.  Your presence made an impression to our supporters and us.
To our friends and supporters within and outside the Bono Community Fire District, Thank You to all for your donation of bake goods and crafts for our meal and auction.
This was another great night to remember.  The night was festive with all enjoying their meal, visiting, making new friends and all just having a good fun time.  We will just savor and enjoy the time of presenting the Bono Chili Supper 2014 and see all of you at the next Bono Chili Supper.
For now, a big Thank You to all, Please be careful and have a safe year.

The Officers and Members of the Bono Volunteer Fire Department