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Weekend shopping for a good cause

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas volunteer fire department is getting some much needed help from a familiar trade event.

After a financially draining 2011 summer, the Judson Metro Volunteer Fire Department is trying to raise money to fund operations.

A special booth at Longview's Trade Days will be set up this weekend with donated items being sold to benefit the department.

It's the second year vendors at Trade Days have helped the department out, last year raising over $1300.

"It's amazing the amount of individuals as well as organizations that came through and saw what we were doing and saw what was going on and came to bat for us, they brought us through that period," says Judson Metro VFD Captain Tom Keith.

The Judson Metro VFD fundraiser booth will be inside the Longview Expo building on Saturday and Sunday.

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