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This enormous flag was flying in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall in south Hastings on Sept. 11. The flag typically is flown in front of the fire department on Sept. 11 every year, but this year the department had the flag in front of the hall since their booya sale was happening there. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

Fire department's booya a success

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In about four hours, the booya was no more. The Hastings Fire Department Relief Association's annual fundraiser, held Sunday, served 1,200 gallons of booya to the Hastings community. The booya was sold out just a little before 3 p.m.


"It was busy," said firefighter/paramedic Chris Paulson.

Paulson estimated there were close to 1,000 people over the course of the day who came for the stew.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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