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(Left to right) Comal County Captain John Bell, 100 Club of Comal County Director Bill Laird, Comal County Lieutenant Bryan Hugghins, and Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder spent their Good Friday lunch hour at the Startzville McDonald’s. Photo by Caroline Turney.

I’ll take a Big Mac with a side of worthy cause

By Caroline Turney

Staff Writer

Parked beneath the golden arches during most of Friday’s lunch rush at the Startzville McDonald’s was a Canyon Lake Fire Department emergency service vehicle. Inside were Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder and other law enforcement personnel. Although no emergency had occurred, each was there for a cause they considered worthy of their time.

For the sixth year in a row, McDonald’s restaurants in Comal County donated a portion of their proceeds between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Good Friday to the 100 Club of Comal County, Inc. The local chapter provides immediate financial aid to the families of any law enforcement officer, firefighter, EMS responder, or jail officer in Comal County who dies in the line of duty.

The 100 Club concept originated in 1950 when a Detroit police officer lost his life in the line of duty. A friend of the officer took it upon himself to appeal to 100 community members to come to the financial aid of the fallen officer’s family. Thus, the 100 Club was born.

100 Club of Comal County Director John Bell said, “The 100 Club genuinely appreciates the continued support of McDonald’s to this worthwhile cause.” For more information about the 100 Club of Comal County, call 830-625-5554 or log onto

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