Fill the Boot Campaign Kicks off in Duluth

Ryan Juntti
Updated: July 29, 2019 11:39 PM

The annual "Fill the Boot" campaign benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association kicked off Monday in Duluth. 

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Duluth firefighters were out on the corner of Central Entrance and Arlington Avenue, down in Canal Park, and at the intersection of Woodland Avenue and West Arrowhead Road "filling the boot" by collecting loose change from passing cars. 

They will be doing the same thing at the same locations on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. 

"It's just one more thing to give back to the community. When you see the smiles from kids and families that it affects, it's really a rewarding thing for the firefighters as well," said Duluth Firefighter Spencer Gebhardt. 

Organizers say the community has donated around $40,000 the past five years in the Duluth locations, so they are hoping to at least match that.    

From Tuesday to Thursday, Superior firefighters will be "filling the boot" from 1-6 p.m. at the Walmart and both Super One Foods stores in Superior. 

The goal is to bring in around $50,000 between the Duluth and Superior locations.


Ryan Juntti

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