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BBQ Fundraiser For Family of Chief Gary Helming

Shell Beach Elementary, Cub Scout Pack 425, and Santa Barbara County Fire Firefighters Local 2046 will host a drive-thru BBQ Thursday, September 14th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in honor of fallen hero Gary Helming. BBQ pick-up will take place at Shell Beach Elementary School.

A $10 donation includes a plate of tri-tip, beans, salad, and bread. Pre-ordered tickets are highly recommended.  They can be purchased at the front office of the Shell Beach Elementary School: 2100 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach.

ALL proceeds will go directly to the Helming family.

Helming was killed Aug. 31 in a vehicle accident when another driver’s vehicle blew a tire and ran into his pickup on Highway 41. Helming was returning from an assignment on the Railroad Fire burning near Yosemite National Park. He was 47-years-old.

Helming began his career with the Forest Service 22 years ago. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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