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Members of the Escalon Consolidated Fire Protection District spent plenty of time out in the hot sun this weekend, offering their turnout boots to pasting motorists to collect cash, coins and checks to benefit the Firefighter’s Burn Institute in Sacramento. Staged at the Highway 120-McHenry Avenue-Escalon-Bellota intersection both Saturday and Sunday, the two day drive netted a record-setting $26,250 – well above last year’s then-record total, which was just under $24,000. Coordinator Jennifer Cannon said one local businessman bolstered the effort with a $500 donation and said motorists in general were gracious and giving to the cause.

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