Volunteers said the problem began when Monongalia County condensed the committees overseeing the park into one.
The Fairmont Fire Department will compete against other fire departments in the state to see which one can raise the most money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The MDA boot drive fundraiser is an annual event.
You can donate this Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Auto Zone on Merchant Street.
All of the proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters said they have raised between $4,000 and $5,000 in years past.