Dear Editor:

The Crawfordsville Professional Firefighters would like to thank everyone for their generous donations as we stood in the streets again this year to collect for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) "Fill The Boot" campaign. This was the 60th year of partnership between the International Association of Firefighters and MDA. Go to to find more information on this partnership.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) 49th telethon, "MDA Show of Strength," will air this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 at 9 p.m on ABC television stations across the country. The two-hour broadcast not only raises money and awareness for MDA, but also recognizes the 60-year partnership with the IAFF.

Crawfordsville Professional Firefighters could not be more proud of this community and could not ask to serve a better city than Crawfordsville. With your help, we raised $10750! This is a record breaking year for us. We would like to give a special thanks to Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, and Subway for the pizza and subs. We would also like to thank Tri-County Bank and Trust for allowing us the time and space for donations to be counted as well as the local businesses and banks that allowed us to place donation boots over the last month!

Dustin Harris

Vice President

Crawfordsville Professional Firefighters L- 4143