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Rhinelander Firefighters participate in annual Fill the Boot campaignSubmitted: 07/12/2018
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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ebeu@wjfw.com

Rhinelander Firefighters participate in annual Fill the Boot campaign
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander firefighters stared asking people for a favor today: fill their boots.

A handful of firefighters set up at the corner of Stevens Street and Highway W for the annual "Fill the Boot" campaign.

It benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association's summer camp program.

MDA Fundraiser Coordinator Taylor Lodewegen says the Rhinelander Fire Department raises the top ten most money in the state.

"They are an awesome partner for the MDA. And they have essentially sent about 63 kids to summer camp. So they are awesome," said Lodewegen.

Last year, Rhinelander collected about $15,000.
This year, senior firefighter Nathan Bates wants to get even more.

"It makes us feel good. The cool thing about it is we actually get to go to the boot camp every year and meet a lot of the families and children involved with this and get to spent some time with them," said Bates.

Rhinelander's drive will be Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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