Kelly O’Reilly, her family and some friends came together Oct. 22 to raise money for Highlands East volunteer firefighters and have some fun along the way.

The event raised $4,608 through donations, a bake sale, a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and more.

The money will be donated to Highlands East station 4.

O’Reilly experienced a house fire and her sons are both first responders, so O’Reilly said she values having a volunteer crew nearby. “

A lot of people think the likelihood of having a fire is small, but they don’t just do fires,” she said. “When you have a car accident, when you get hurt … it’s the fire department that comes through.”

She thanked volunteers, firefighters, auction donors and all the event’s attendees for making it possible.