Paragould Fire Department raises over $3,600 in first Fill the Boot

Paragould Fire Department participates in their first Fill the Boot

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould Fire Department’s first time participating in the Fill the Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was a big success.

The Paragould Fire Department posted on social media the total raised from Friday’s fundraiser.

We would like to thank the great citizens of our community for helping make our first ever "Fill the Boot" for the...

Posted by Paragould Fire Department on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Friday’s rainy weather didn’t stop the donations from flowing in, as the fire department raised $3,604.95 for the MDA.

Friday was the Paragould Fire Department’s first time participating in the event, and Fire Chief Kevin Lang said the department enjoyed getting into the community in a new way.

“It is a lot of fun getting to do it this way, instead of having to go somewhere and put out a fire or help someone that’s been in a vehicle accident, so it feels really good to give back this way,” said Lang.

“This community, Paragould, they always step up anytime someone’s out for a good cause,” said Lang, “I mean they always step up and help us out.”

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