The McPherson fire department’s “Fill the Boot” campaign was extremely successful this past weekend for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, raising $7,500. This year’s campaign had an even stronger meaning to the firefighters after the loss of Becky Fulcher.
“Last spring the fire department and MDA lost one of its heroes in the form of Becky Fulcher,” Fire Chief Jeff Deal said. “She was an amazing young lady, and you’d spend five minutes with her and your life was changed. She was an absolute spitfire and didn’t let her disability slow her down at all.”
Members of the fire department were busy on Saturday morning out on the streets and at businesses collecting money, then on Saturday night they were raising money at the Back to School Bash. Deal noted that there are not very many one-station fire departments in the country that could match the $7,500 that McPherson’s fire department raised this weekend.
Deal also applauded the McPherson community for how well-behaved and how great the turnout was at the Back to School bash.
“I’ve been here for seven years now, and I’m continually amazed at how well everybody gets along,” Deal said. “Saturday night there were no issues and there were no concerns. Everybody hung out together and we had a wonderful time. It was a great evening and I was just very impressed with the citizens of this community.”