Wednesday, July 11

Banning the "bucket brigade"

Last week we wrote about how officials near Baltimore wanted to ban local firefighters "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign. Now we are hearing from the Buffalo News that the village of Lewiston is discussing banning "Bucket Brigade" fundraising.

The technique involves standing in the middle of a local street and asking passing motorists for donations. Trustee William Geiben said he didn't like bucket brigades and was opposed to them because they inhibit the traffic flow. Mayor Richard F. Soluri said the village would need to “study each request.”

The trustees approved two requests from the Kiwanis and another request for the Christopher J. D’Angelis Memorial Scholarship. However, they denied a request from the Lewiston Lancers travel baseball team to collect on Center Street for a team trip.

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