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Fire department raises $28,000 from rooftop campout

The numbers are in from the Lloydminster Fire Department’s rooftop fundraiser.

The department held their annual ALS campout near the end of November, setting up a large tent on the roof of Fire Station No.1, near the downtown core. Members of the department took turns staying in the tent over the weekend, in order to raise both funds and awareness for research into ALS.

According to Fire Chief Jordan Newton, the campout was a huge success.

“Any amount of money we can raise from our community for the ALS Society is great, and even in an economic downturn, we can still manage to raise $28,000 for a great organization, and it’s just a huge success,” said Newton.

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The fire department also held a brunch at the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre. Newton said he was pleased with the brunch turnout, which sold 232 tickets.

Newton indicated that the event would be held again in 2017, and thanked everyone who supported the fundraiser.

“It means a lot to us,” said Newton.

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