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Funds Raised To Repair Odon's Emergency Sirens
Updated July 6, 2013 7:27 AM
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(ODON) - The emergency sirens in Odon will be back in working order as soon as arrangements can be made for the repairs.

The community raised more than $2,400 to fix the siren and pay for a service agreement.

Residents were notified last week that the sirens were no longer working.

Fire Chief Bryan Jones told town officials he believed the sirens had not been functioning for the past two months, just after the FCC mandated updates.

DeWayne Shake, of Memories 107.9 WAMW-FM, made some calls and got the ball rolling to raise the $2,000 needed to fix the siren and to pay for a one-year service agreement. The extra funds raised will go to extend the town's service agreement which costs $85 a month.

Money to repair the siren normally comes out of the fire department fund but due to major budget cuts the department didn't have the needed money to address the repair issues. Their budget was cut in half.

Shake says several area business and individuals immediately started donating money when they found out the siren were not working.

Shake held a live broadcast Tuesday from Chuckle's Convenience Store in Odon and businesses and town's people showed up with money and checks in hand to donate.

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