Cheers to Local 2493!

Yes, Cheers Cheers Cheers to IAFF Local 2493 this afternoon and evening at Casey’s Saloon in Drexel Hill, where thousands of dollars has been raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and research into neuromuscular diseases.  Firefighters from all over stopped by, from as far away as Scranton, and yes, even Heidelberg, Germany! 

Local President Peter Huf told me, “We pool our resources.  We help each other.  It’s great.”  This was the 6th annual “Pour for the Cure.”  The event replaces the local Fill-the-Boot campaign and has turned out to be even more successful thanks to the dedication of the volunteers and supporters of the effort.  Former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan stopped by while I was there. (See photo.)

The Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums burst through the jammed saloon.  This is their 5th year of helping this event.  Greater Overbrook String Band performed, too.  Greater Overbrook recently relocated to Upper Darby, making Delaware County their home.

A great evening and even more fuel for hope for folks in the hearts of the people at MDA!

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