Columbia firefighters will be out in force at several local intersections, boots in hand, to combat muscular dystrophy.
This year’s Boot Drive will run Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, according to a news release. The campaign has been a Columbia Fire Department tradition for 60 years and is put on in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Chick-fil-A stores in Richland County and the Walgreens on Devine Street.
Firefighters will be at the following locations from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day of the drive:
- Assembly Street and Gervais Street
- Huger Street and Blossom Street
- Devine Street and Harden Street
- Bull Street and Elmwood Avenue
- Main Street and Sunset Boulevard
- Bush River Road and Broad River Road
- South Beltline Boulevard and Rosewood Drive
- Forest Drive and Beltline Boulevard
- Leesburg Road and Garners Ferry Road
- Two Notch Road and Decker Boulevard
- Sparkleberry Drive and Two Notch Road
- Hwy 21 and Blythewood Road
- Pineview Road and Garners Ferry Road
- Kennerly Road and Broad River Road
- Trenholm Road and Forest Drive
- Rabon Road and Farrow Road
- Rhame Road and Clemson Road
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“This partnership has collected over $2.9 million in the past 15 years, and we could not have accomplished that without the citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County,” Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said. “We hope to surpass last year’s donations of $161,116 and we will – with everyone’s help.”