Crusade reaches record levels

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Zoneton exceeds $1 million for total gifts

By The Staff

LOUISVILLE - It was a record setting year once again for the annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

And it was a record setting year for Bullitt County fire departments who collected over $216,800 - all of which will stay be returned to local agencies.

Overall, the Crusade collected over $5.2 million for special needs children in Kentuckiana.

The leading department was Zoneton, which raised $101,252. This was the first time the department surpassed $100,000.

Zoneton was also honored for reaching $1 million in collections for the Crusade for Children.

Mount Washington fire department overcame some issues in 2008 to collect its all-time high.

The department generated $47,412, a 37 percent increase from the year before and 16 percent more than its previous high.

At Southeast Bullitt, the department collected $29,298 for the Crusade.

The Shepherdsville Fire Department generated $22,246 and Nichols collected $9,880.

The Lebanon Junction Fire Department collected $6,766.93 for the Crusade.