Spencer Firefighters To Hold "Fill The Boot" Fundraiser For MDA

Fri 8-31-2018

(Spencer)-- Spencer firefighters will head to the streets this Monday, September 3rd, for a "Fill The Boot" fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They'll be accepting donations from 8:00 am until 12 Noon. 

The Spencer Fire Department has participated in the event previously, in the '70's, '80's and '90's. They're participating in the effort again this year after taking a bit of a hiatus the last few years. 

More than 1,600 departments nationwide participate in the campaign each year. 

The first "Fill The Boot" drive was held in Boston in 1954. It raised some $5,000. 

In 2017, more than $24 million was raised nationwide.