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Carson Midway Benefit

People packed into the Cactus Creek Ranch stables for the Carson Midway Benefit horse show, dinner and concert by Exit West, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, after the recent wildfire south of Fountain.

Hanover deputy fire chief Kevin Junglen looks at a flag presented to the fire department by Prairie Heights Elementary School at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The flag flew at the school throughout the entire fire, as school officials didn't have time to take it down before evacuating.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Hanover deputy fire chief Kevin Junglen looks at a flag presented to the fire department by Prairie Heights Elementary School at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The flag flew at the school throughout the entire fire, as school officials didn't have time to take it down before evacuating. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Hanover volunteer firefighter Breanna Pohlman loads up a plate of food at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Hanover volunteer firefighter Breanna Pohlman loads up a plate of food at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Tracy Tolle serves up brisket fresh from the grill to members of the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. In addition to raising money, children from Prairie Heights Elementary School presented the fire department with the American flag that was flying at the school during the fire.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Tracy Tolle serves up brisket fresh from the grill to members of the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. In addition to raising money, children from Prairie Heights Elementary School presented the fire department with the American flag that was flying at the school during the fire. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Zoey Emick, 4, dances with Christa Dunlap to live music by Exit West at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire,  at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Zoey Emick, 4, dances with Christa Dunlap to live music by Exit West at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Hanover volunteer firefighter Jesse Cavender loads up with food at the Carson Midway Benefit, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Hanover volunteer firefighter Jesse Cavender loads up with food at the Carson Midway Benefit, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Tracy Tolle, center, checks on potatoes for the benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Tracy Tolle, center, checks on potatoes for the benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Crowds fill the dinning area of the Carson Midway Benefit for fire victims at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Crowds fill the dinning area of the Carson Midway Benefit for fire victims at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Dancers step onto the barn floor as Exit West starts their show at the Carson Midway Benefit at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Dancers step onto the barn floor as Exit West starts their show at the Carson Midway Benefit at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Hanover volunteer firefighters roll up a thank you sign from students of Prairie Heights Elementary School at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Hanover volunteer firefighters roll up a thank you sign from students of Prairie Heights Elementary School at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Hanover volunteer firefighters are reflected in a flag held by Brandy Starkey-Dodge and Charles Duesling at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.The flag, presented to the department by the Prairie Heights Elementary School community, flew at the school throughout the entire fire, as school officials didn't have time to take it down before evacuating.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Hanover volunteer firefighters are reflected in a flag held by Brandy Starkey-Dodge and Charles Duesling at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.The flag, presented to the department by the Prairie Heights Elementary School community, flew at the school throughout the entire fire, as school officials didn't have time to take it down before evacuating. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Tracy Tolle carves a fresh slice of meat hot off the grill for Hanover volunteer firefighter Jesse Cavender at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Tracy Tolle carves a fresh slice of meat hot off the grill for Hanover volunteer firefighter Jesse Cavender at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Sienna Cadena, 8, Christa Dunlap and Zoey Emick, 4, dance to live music by Exit West at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Sienna Cadena, 8, Christa Dunlap and Zoey Emick, 4, dance to live music by Exit West at a benefit for victims of the Carson Midway fire, at Cactus Creek Ranch, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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