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Members of Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue would like to publicly thank all those who helped “Fill-the-Boot” during the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser during the first weekend in September. Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue collected a total of $17,060. During 2010, the department collected $20,946. During 2009 and 2008, the department collected $17,729 and $10,018 respectively.
“This year, as in years past, we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the motorists we’ve met,” commented Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Chief Paul Guilbert Jr. “We were overwhelmed by the public’s support. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity. I am very proud of the emergency work our personnel perform on a daily basis; I am especially proud of the effort put forth during the MDA fundraiser.”
Fill-the-Boot is an annual tradition for firefighters across the country. The International Association of Firefighters has been a national sponsor of the MDA since 1954. This is the department’s fourth year participating in the campaign. Pleasant Prairie has plans to Fill-the-Boot again during next year’s campaign.