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Batesville firefighters hosting truck pull benefit

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

The firefighters are hosting the second annual fire truck pull Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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