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Boot drive proceeds will allow 2 kids to attend Camp Foster

To the editor,

You may have noticed and additional delay traveling down Main Street of Tilton on Thursday, August 8. The delay was due to the Tilton-Northfield Professional Firefighters Local 4659 annual collection that was able to collect $1,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We want to thank you for emptying your cup holders and wallets; as you may have heard us say, every little bit adds up.

On July 9 this year, four of our members had the chance to witness how these funds collected are utilized. Each year MDA holds a week long overnight summer camp with children with muscular dystrophy at a handicap accessible camp in Bedford, New Hampshire. Tuesday of that week is IAFF day; firefighters get to spend the day at the camp, playing games, doing projects, and preparing and sharing a meal with campers.

"It was great to see all the MDA does for the kids at Camp Foster!" recalls Paramedic Gilman. It was clear from our interactions; this camp is a highlight in these children's difficult lives.

$1,600 is enough to pay for two kids to attend next year's camp. Thank you for your generous contributions and patience.

Tim Ames

TNPFF Local 4659

 
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