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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Fill the boot to help fight opioid abuse

Mrs. Colfax collects funds for charity

 

April 29, 2021

Lorien Smith

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Mrs. Colfax Lorien Smith serves as a Colfax EMT.

COLFAX – A little bit goes a long way to help people end or avoid opioid drug abuse.

Lorien Smith, Miss Colfax for America Strong 2021, is organizing a "Fill the Boot" fundraiser and awareness building event in Colfax on May 16. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot next to Rosauers grocery store at 632 N. Main Street, Colfax.

"This will be the first time I have organized one," Smith said. "I am literally just making this up as I go."

She's asking people to drive by and drop a donation into collection boots carried by a few pageant members and firefighters.

Money donated is g...



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