Fundraiser announced Saturday in honor of Hallsville Scouts

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All five Bush’s Chicken restaurants in East Texas will host a fundraiser on Saturday honoring the three Hallsville Boy Scouts who died as a result of the accident on Lake ‘O the Pines this weekend.

The restaurants’ regional manager, a mother herself who said she can’t imagine what the families are going through, said the businesses will donate 10 percent of sales to scholarship funds set up in the boys’ names. In addition to Mineola, Bush’s has restaurants in Hallsville, Bullard, Chandler and Van.

A prayer chain is being organized for 2 p.m. Saturday, as well as a moment of silence and the playing of "Taps." Sales will stop during that time.

The manager also said the public has been asked to wear purple n the boys' memory.

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