The Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department raised nearly $12,000 during the Crusade for Children earlier this month.
The department, which is dealing with the construction of a new fire house after a devastating fire destroyed their existing building in 2014, collected a total of $11,860, which is about $1,000 more than they collected last year.
Harold Herndon, a member of the fire district’s board, said he was pleased with the collection considering the small population of the community. Mt. Eden straddles both Spencer and Shelby counties.