Station Fire Memorial Park Campaign receives big donation

By News Staff

A sizable donation is helping the Station Fire Memorial Park Campaign get closer to its goal.

Monday, the Lime Rock Fire Department in Lincoln presented an $11,600 check to the campaign. Firefighters raised the cash by “passing the boot” for three weekends outside the Twin River Casino.

The goal is to build a permanent memorial park dedicated to the 100 people who died in the Station Nightclub Fire in February of 2003.

"For me, as a survivor, having the fire department want to raise money for us—that's big,” says survivor, Gina Russo.

"The Station Nightclub is something that is dear to the firefighters’ hearts… We were all in,” said Deputy Chief Todd Tucker of the Lime Rock Fire Department.

The campaign is hoping to raise $2 million, and they say they are making progress, but aren’t ready to share just how far they’ve gotten. Groundbreaking on the memorial park could happen later this month.

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