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Dueling bucket brigades

In Quincy, youth clubs and charities compete for the best dates to raise cash

Some parents and youth activity organizers have been known to beg, argue, at times lie, and have even lobbied their elected officials to place calls on their behalf.

But when it comes to reserving prime weekend time slots for fund-raising drives at popular commercial locations in Quincy, permission is granted strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

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