When wildfires spread throughout Kansas on March 6, the Flax family in Dodge City was one of many that lost their home from the blaze.

To help with living expenses, the Boot Hill Museum will be holding a Cowboy Boot Drive in their parking lot where gunfighters and can-can dancers will have boots on hand for patrons to drive up to drop money in.

"We know a lot pf people are in need but the Flax family is special to us," Boot Hill Museum director Lara Brehm said. "They have been involved with the museum for years, their son Garrett has worked for us since 2009 and their daughter Michaela since 2011.

"They have been frequent visitors to the museum and after losing everything we wanted to help."

The Cowboy Boot Drive will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. and then from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday then from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

"We were inspired by firefighter charity boot drives," Brehm said. "But instead of a firefighter boot we will use a cowboy boot.

"We felt that giving the family cash to help with expenses was the best we could do for them so we encourage everyone to drive along Front Street and make a donation of any kind.

"It could be cash, it could be change it doesn't matter any donation of any kind will help.

"We split up the times so people can come during their lunch break or after work."

To contact Vincent Marshall, email him at vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com.