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Batesville firefighters hosting truck pull benefit

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – The Batesville Fire Department ischallenging teams to show their strength and fight muscular dystrophy.

The firefighters are hosting the second annual fire truckpull Saturday.

They are asking teams of 10 to pull a 75,000 pound laddertruck and raise money for research at the same time.

Organizer Mark McCollum says each team member is asked tobring $74 as an entry fee.

"They are asking teams of 10 to pull a 75,000 pound laddertruck and raise money for research at the same time.

Organizer Mark McCollum says each team member is asked tobring $74 as an entry fee.

"Seventy-four dollars is one minute of research," McCollumsaid, "so that's why the $74 come into play. You're getting 10 minutes ofresearch with each team."

The fire department raised more than $7,000 last year andhopes to exceed that amount this year.

Anyone interested in competing should go to Riverside Parkin Batesville Saturday and register starting at 8 a.m.

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