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CAMANCHE — The Camanche Volunteer Fire Department donated $13,300 to MDA from its fund-raising efforts for 2019.

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 41st annual MDA Pancake breakfast during Camanche Days, serving over 1,100 people and raising $6,350. The door-to-door drive brought in $5,000 and the MDA fish fry totaled $1,400. A raffle for a Terry Redlin print donated by Jeff Peasley raised $550. The print was won by Mike Phillips of Camanche.

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,” said Camanche Fire Chief Dave Schutte. “We were just below last year’s total by a few hundred dollars. We are very happy with the amount we were able to raise again this year.

“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.”