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Firefighters give trees for Muscular Dystrophy

July 9, 2004

Camilla-- How can you make your garden look nice and help a good cause at the same time? Start by going to Camilla, where firefighters will give you a tree or a plant for a donation to Muscular Dystrophy.

Ervin Farms in Baker County gave them 3,000 plants and trees. You can also drop off change or folding monry to fill the firefighters' boots.

"We also have firefighters getting donations and giving them little stickers," said Lt. Bill Marshall of the Camilla Fire Department. "You bring those stickers up to where the lot is and they get their choice of either a flower or a tree, or whatever they want."

The non-profit nursery is set up across from Winn Dixie and Walmart on U. S. 19 in Camilla. The trees and plants are first-come, first-served, but Camilla Firefighters will be working hard everyday on their fundraiser until the end of August.

The project was inspired by the recent death of a boy who inspired the nation. Mattie Stepanek died two weeks ago. He was the poster child of Muscular Dystrophy.

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