Monday, May 9, 2022 started off like any other day at the Aeropres propane filling station in Cotton Valley.

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But for Reagan Hardaway of Shongaloo, and Chancey Hawk and Daniel Payne, both of Minden, the day ended in tragedy and the three are still paying the price.

The Culprit Was Some Form of Mysterious Explosion

As these Aeropres workers were loading propane onto a tanker truck a mysterious explosion took place severely burning the three and left two of them in critical condition.

Immediately friends and family came together for blood drives and fundraisers to aid the three. However, many of those efforts have since slowed, but their needs continue.

Saturday You'll Have The Chance To Help Them Out!

With that in mind, Car Giant of Minden has stepped up to the rescue plate and this Saturday, July 2nd, from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, they'll hold a huge fundraiser exclusively for these three.

They'll have hamburgers, hot dogs, a bounce house for the kids, games, a silent auction and more, and all proceeds will benefit Hardaway, Hawk and Payne.

Car Giant is located at 1380 Homer Road across from Walmart in Minden and they are certainly hoping that all will show up to help these three fine young men in their time of need.

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