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Longview Fire Department surpasses goal in annual fundraiser]

Longview firefighters exceeded this year's goal in annual fundraiser. (Source: Longview Fire Department Facebook) Longview firefighters exceeded this year's goal in annual fundraiser. (Source: Longview Fire Department Facebook)
The Longview Fire Department raised a record breaking $73,444.91 in this year's Fill the Boot funraiser. (Source: Longview Fire Department Facebook) The Longview Fire Department raised a record breaking $73,444.91 in this year's Fill the Boot funraiser. (Source: Longview Fire Department Facebook)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The Longview Fire Department surpassed goals with annual fundraiser.

The Longview Professional Fire Fighters Association and the Longview Fire Department partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help "Fill The Boot."

As the 60th anniversary of the annual fundraising event, this year's goal was to collect $60,000. The Longview Fire Department said that with the help and dedication of the citizens of Longview, not only did they meet our goal but they surpassed it.

This year, the fire department collected a record breaking $73,444.91. This is the highest total in the East Texas area. The Fire Department said they want to thank Longview for the generous support to help with this great cause.

The money will be presented to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at 1 p.m. June 24 at Fire Station 3, 1133 East Birdsong in Longview.

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