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Running Rooster to host fundraiser for Soberanes fire victims

Downtown Hollister restaurant to donate 20 percent of proceeds from dinner on Sept. 6 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

In the wake of the recent Soberanes fire, which has burned more than 91,000 acres since July 22, the Running Rooster restaurant in downtown Hollister wants to do its part to thank the thousands of firefighters working to protect local communities by hosting a fundraising dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 5 p.m. to closing to raise money for those affected by the flames.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from Tuesday's dinner will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Locally, those at the Running Rooster decided that the Soberanes Fire was a pressing issue, and that those families and firefighters should be recognized.

"As a community, we hope you can join us in coming together to honor those who have worked so hard to protect us, and those that have lost so much in the fire as well," a release from the restaurant said.

Running Rooster, located in the former Tiffany Ford building at the corner of San Benito and South streets, was founded in 2003 by Jim Chapman and Brenda Black.

BenitoLink Staff