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"Over the Edge" Fundraiser Brings in Over $40,000

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Thursday was the last day thrill seekers were able to jump over the edge of Midland's tallest building.

The Boy Scout Fundraiser had everyone rappelling off the side of the Wilco Building in downtown Midland.

All you had to do was raise over $1,200 for the group.

The CEO of the Boy Scout Council says this fundraiser is one of their most important of the year.

 "It's just a great opportunity to remind people of the things scouting does and to raise money to help pay for some of those kids who can't afford scouting," Buffalo Trail Council CEO, Lyman Gifford, said.

So far, over $40,000 has been collected and more donations are coming.