Keith Harrup


Harrup inspired scarecrow wins

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Residents took to Facebook to vote in the annual Scarecrow Contest, hosted by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, choosing Cub Scout Pack 668 as the first place winner in the Youth division after the group dedicated their scarecrow to Keith Harrup. Military veteran Harrup recently passed away in a motorcycle accident and his son is a new scout this year.

“Honestly, we wanted to do it for his kids,” said scout mom Tiffany Williams. “His son is a new scout this year and we wanted to show our love and support to him and his family through the brotherhood of scouting, much like the brotherhood of all our armed forces.”


Wortham man dies in motorcycle crash

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Keith Harrup is pictured on the motorcycle he won from a Harley Davidson dealership in Waco just last week.
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Two days after winning the prize of a lifetime a Wortham man passed away in a motorcycle accident on FM 80 North in Freestone County. According to DPS reports the motorcycle accident occurred at 11:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, while attempting to avoid a deer. Reports show Harrup was traveling north around a sharp curve when a deer ran into the roadway. Harrup allegedly swerved to the left and traveled into a wet barrow ditch toward a driveway when he hit a tree and died on impact. Reports say he


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