Camanche firefighters raise $13,500 for MDA

CAMANCHE — The Camanche Fire Department donated $13,500 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association from its fund-raising efforts for 2018.

The department, along with its honorary and junior members and friends of the department, conducted several activities to accumulate this total.

The fire department held its 40th annual MDA pancake breakfast during Camanche Days, serving over 1,000 people and raising $6,600. The door-to-door drive brought in $5,100 and the MDA fish fry totaled $1,300. A raffle for a print donated by Jeff Peasley raised $500.

The Camanche Fire Department has been raising money for MDA since 1957 and over the years has raised over $300,000 for MDA.

“This year was a great year for our MDA fundraising. We were more than $3,000 higher than last year’s total of $10,400," said Camanche Fire Chief Dave Schutte. "The people of Camanche and the surrounding areas do a great job of supporting all of the MDA fund-raising activities held in Camanche every year. We would like to express our gratitude to all of those who support these events every year.”