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River City Civitan Club painting Burningtree curbs to raise funds for dog cage

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com · 340-2355

The River City Civitan Club will raise money by painting reflective address numbers on curbs or driveways.

The funds will be used to buy the Morgan County sheriff’s office a transport module for its bomb-sniffing dog.

Keith Russell, club director, said Decatur firefighters sometimes have difficulty finding houses on the outskirts of town at night.

The fire department even ran commercials urging people to post their addresses in reflective paint.

“We realize that a lot of houses already have markings, but they’re not reflective,” said Russell.

“We have a real need for that on Burningtree, so we’re going to start in the Burningtree area” on Oct. 27, said Russell.

After that, Civitan members will go door to door every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Russell said they are asking for a $10 donation.

Members will also consider painting loading docks or anything else that needs reflective markings in return for a donation, he said.

Russell said members already raised $1,100 of the needed $1,800 at the Morgan County Fair.

The River City Civitan Club, which meets every other Wednesday at the Decatur General Hospital cafeteria at 7 p.m., received its charter in September. This is the club’s first fundraiser.

If you live in the Burningtree area and would like your curb painted, Russell asks that you contact your block captain. Russell can be reached at 355-7828.

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