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Jones firefighters host softball tourney for fellow first responder

Volunteer firefighter Cindy Shoemake (left) poses with softball tournament organizer Kelly Parker.  The tournament Saturday raised money to help Shoemake get a liver transplant. Photo credit WDAM. Volunteer firefighter Cindy Shoemake (left) poses with softball tournament organizer Kelly Parker. The tournament Saturday raised money to help Shoemake get a liver transplant. Photo credit WDAM.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Volunteer firefighters from several counties raised money Saturday for a fellow firefighter who needs a liver transplant.        

A softball tournament at Laurel's Wooten-Legion Sports Complex benefited Sharon Community firefighter Cindy Shoemake.

Shoemake has been a volunteer for 20 years and was the first woman firefighter in Jones County to achieve Level-Two firefighter certification.

Players from several surrounding counties participated. 

"It has been wonderful," said Shoemake. "I've seen quite a few people out here and they seem to be having fun playing."  

"We've had people from Jones County, Wayne County and Jasper County come out to support Cindy and as well as several of the local fire departments as well," said Kelly Parker, tournament organizer. "This is the least that we can do for her for what all she's going through."  

Eleven teams took part in the tournament. 

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