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The Halifax County High School boys’ basketball team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 63-42 win over Tunstall Tuesday.
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IN NORTH HALIFAX, WINNING THE MONEY MARATHON
SoVaNow.com / September 09, 2013Blessed with ideal weather and strong community support, members of the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department raked in more than $40,000 at their annual Marathon on Saturday.
“We just appreciate what the community does for us and all the hard work that the Ladies Auxiliary does, along with our members,” said Chief Ronnie Waller.
Waller said donations to the department totaled $19,600 and sales from the quilt raffle brought in another $3,100 for the department. Food sales and vendor fees at the Marathon generated another $20,500 (before expenses were tallied).
“We cooked 740 pounds of pork barbeque, 396 pounds of fried chicken and 400 gallons of Brunswick stew,” Waller said. “It was the biggest crowd I have ever seen here around 12 noon.”
The NHVFD fire chief estimated an overall crowd of 3,000, enticed by a day of musical entertainment, children’s activites, food and other attractions.
Among the guests were both candidates for Commonwealth’s Attorney, Tracey Quackenbush Martin and Mike Freshour, each of whom spent the day shaking hands with members of the crowd and chatting about the campaign.
Crystal Trickey of the Nathalie community was the lucky winner of the handmade double Wedding Ring quilt, which was raffled off late in the day. The quilt is the handiwork of the NHVFD Ladies Auxiliary, which crafted it just for the event.
Proceeds from the Marathon will be used to support the day-to-day operations of the department, Waller said.
CommentsGood for NHVFD! I think it's very telling, though, that this organization can raise so much money while the Prizery can't repay a 60k loan. It says to me that while the Powerful in Halifax Co can't get diddly done, the "little people" can. It says to me that the common folk in the county care about community more than fluff.
- By Rummy on 09 / 10 / 13
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