To the editor:
We did phenomenal this year with the MDA boot drive. We collected $13,770, which is a new record for our department and community. That total went up 25 percent over last year's donations. This truly shows how much the community cares.
We had fun collecting at the "center" and we are looking forward to 2015's collection weekend. I said "we" to begin this letter because this was a collaborative effort consisting of the Pine Island community, the fire department and the local union. We are a strong community and it shows. Thank you Pine Island for all you do.