The Guitars from the Stars auction — featuring autographed items from GODSMACK, Eddie Van Halen, KORN, and NICKELBACK, among others — is now open. The auction will run through September 24, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. (MST), with proceeds going to The Firefighters Fund in order to support 12 local volunteer fire departments in the Hayman Fire burn area in Colorado and the Ambulance District. Auction items range from signed epiphone guitars to framed and signed t-shirts as well as a signed harmonica, drum-head and frisbees.
June 8, 2002 was a day to remember for thousands of Colorado residents as the Hayman Fire began its rampage across a four-county area in Colorado. A local coffee shop ended up harboring numerous fire fighters and refugees during the following weeks. Java Junction, located in Gold Hill Square in Woodland Park, became a sanctuary for those looking for support and a haven for firefighters looking for a little relief at the beginning and end of each day of fighting the monstrous Hayman Fire. Following a small contribution from a local citizen, The Firefighters Fund was born. Initially thought that it would be a way to buy food and water for the local fire fighters, The Firefighters Fund quickly grew along with the enormity of the Hayman Fire into an organization that generated over $120,000 and an estimated $1 million in supplies donated by generous people from across the country.
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