Oconee County firefighters raise more than $20K for burn victims

Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Daniell, center, recently signed a proclamation for the Georgia Firefighter’s Burn Foundation Boot Drive, held Saturday. Standing with Daniell are Fire Chief Bruce Thaxton, left, and Boot Drive Chairman Bob Ward. Firefighters collected money from motorists at intersections at Hog Mountain Road and Mars Hill Road, the Epps Bridge Parkway area and at Georgia Highway 53 and U.S. Highway 78. Oconee has been the top volunteer department in the state in fundraising over the past 14 years. The goal for this year was $20,000, which the firefighters surpassed, raising $23,834. (Special photo)

Oconee County Board of Commission Chairman John Daniell, center, signed a proclamation for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation Boot Drive on Saturday. Standing with Daniell are Fire Chief Bruce Thaxton, left, and Boot Drive Chairman Bob Ward. Firefighters will be collecting money from motorists at intersections at Hog Mountain Road and Mars Hill Road, the Epps Bridge Parkway area and at Georgia Highway 53 and U.S. Highway 78. Oconee has been the top volunteer department in the state in fundraising over the past 14 years. The goal for this year is $20,000.

 

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