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Stevens Point firefighters get ready to ‘Fill the Boot’

Metro Wire Staff

The Stevens Point Fire Department has announced dates for its 2022 “Fill the Boot” campaign.

Local 484 of the International Association of Fire Fighters—the SPFD firefighters’ union—has raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for 67 years, according to a news release from SPFD.

Members from the SPFD will be stationed at Division/Main and Division/Clark intersections on Aug. 11 and 12 from 1-5 p.m., collecting dollars and spare change from passing motorists.

All the donations go to the MDA, which funds research for those affected by muscular dystrophy, and helps pay for a special summer camp for kids with the disease.

A special kick-off event for the annual fundraising campaign will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 at Iverson Park.