SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The Southborough Fire Department held its annual Boot Drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Monday.
From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., firefighters manned a voluntary toll booth at the intersection of Routes 85 and 30, seeking donations from drivers waiting at the stoplight.
"Every year I'm here for 12 hours, rain or shine," said Southborough Firefighter Scott Navaroli.
Navaroli, who said he lost a family member to muscular dystrophy, has run the fire department's drive for the past three years—though he added that the drive itself had been going on for longer than he could remember.
This year, he had some help from his son, Bryan, who sought donations from drivers on Route 85 while Navaroli kept an eye on those on Route 30.
"The people of this town are very generous," Navaroli said. "It's been a good day."
Though the Boot Drive lasts only one day, those who still wish to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association may learn how by visiting the organization's donation page.