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Boot drive proceeds will allow 2 kids to attend Camp Foster

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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