Lake Norman & Mooresville

Firefighters to raise MDA cash

The Mooresville Fire Department has been raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 2002, donating $78,000 in all. Next weekend, they'll continue their efforts with the “Fill-the-Boot” program.

Look for firefighters 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-next Sunday at Wal-Mart on Norman Station Boulevard. They will fill their boots with dollars and change from the community to help fight neuromuscular disease.

Fill-the-Boot is a nationwide campaign that began 54 years ago and has raised more than $300 million for MDA. All of the donations stay in the local community to help fund health care services such as wheelchairs and leg braces, communication devices, medical care at MDA sponsored clinics, and MDA summer camp and support groups.

The Mooresville firefighters volunteer their personal time each year at MDA Summer Camp in York, S.C., as well as at other MDA events throughout the year.

For more information, call the MDA office at 704-663-1181 or visit www.mda.org.

Golf tournament to aid

Lake Norman VFD

A golf tournament to benefit the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department will be Aug. 11 at The Point Lake and Golf Club. The day's events will include a shotgun tee time at 10 a.m., continental breakfast, box lunch and bottled water. Prizes will be awarded to the first three four-person teams, closest to the pins, and longest drive. A hole-in-one wins a Chevy Silverado courtesy of Randy Marion.

The Lake Norman VFD has a big territory to cover on the Brawley Peninsula. The estimated value of property is $3.1 billion, yet the fire department's annual budget is $240,000. Compare that with Statesville's $2.3 million budget that covers $3 billion.

Although some of our tax dollars go to our fire department, about $1.4 million paid in fire taxes by Brawley Peninsula residents go to other volunteer fire stations in Iredell County.

Interested in playing? Donations are $150 per player, $100 of which is tax deductible.

Space will be limited in order to speed the pace of play.

To reserve your space, contact Chris Gleason at 704-682-0510 or e-mail cjgleason@roadrunner.com.

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