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More than 800 people showed up to the Neligh Fire Department's pancake feed in support of firefighter Terry Hughes.
From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., 35 members of the fire department helped serve a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage as well as run a silent auction and gun raffle to raise money for Hughes to help with medical expenses accrued due to his battle with multiple myeloma.
The department sold more than 700 raffle tickets for the event and gave away multiple guns to the winners. Those funds, along with funds from the silent auction and free-will donation, went towards Hughes's medical expenses. Donations were received not only from local residents, but from as far away as Washington and Florida as well.
Hughes is a seven-year member of the Neligh Fire Department, as well as an employee for the Nebraska Department of Roads. He has been battling since learning in 2014 that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.