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Marion County raises $36,500 for Crusade for Children

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By The Staff

Fire departments in Marion County, along with hundreds of fire departments across the state, managed to raise more than $5.3 million for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

Marion County contributed more than $36,500 to the 57th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, which helps children with special needs. This year's total tops last year's by more than $11,000. It's the most raised since 2005.

The Gravel Switch Volunteer Fire Department received the "Walton" award for their increase in donations to the Crusade.