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"Care for Carolyn": Community rallies around Dawson County woman who lost home in fire
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Dawson County resident Carolyn Hayes, center, surrounded by her friends and family members at a fundraiser that was held on Nov. 14 to help raise money for her to rebuild her home, which was lost in a fire earlier this year. - photo by Erica Jones
Community members flocked to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame this Saturday to buy barbecue sandwiches and make donations in support of Carolyn Hayes, a longtime Dawson County resident who lost her home and possessions in a fire this fall. On Sept. 25, Hayes’ home caught fire from a gas explosion. Her daughter Angela was inside at the time of the fire, and suffered second and third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body.