Axtell Residents Host Fundraiser

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AXTELL, TEXAS. On Saturday night dozens came out at the Elk Hall support Residents Against Axtell Landfill.

The group hosted a fundraiser to help pay for legal costs as they continue the fight against The City of Waco.

We got 50 live auction items and we got 20 or more silent auction items, says Lacy Hollingsworth, a spokesperson for the group.

The objects up for sales included  televisions, laptops, pies, and clothing.

The event comes after The City of Waco voted unanimously to spend nearly $2 million dollars on space for a new landfill.

Since the announcement, the group, Residents Against Axtell has been pushing to stop the measure.

We have so many life-long resident and its a way of life we don’t want disrupted, Hollingsworth said.

Homeowners also chimed in.

I think its a pile of crap. We don’t deserve to be made a dump for all of McLennan and the surrounding counties, says Doloris Beralek, a long time resident.

Beralek says another problem is that the proposed landfill will be put too close to the TK cemetery.

I have good friends who are buried there, I don’t want this cemetery be a trash dump, she says.

On Tuesday March 26th, Residents Against Axtell Landfill will head to the State Capitol in Austin to advocate for a bill that would limit landfills in rural communities.

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