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Jeep ride fund raiser to roll Saturday through Halifax County / May 28, 2020

A new Jeep ride fund raiser hosted by Misunderstood will take place Saturday, throughout South Boston and Halifax County.

Misunderstood president Anthony Womack said the cruise is open to all who make a minimum donation of $25 to the organization. “This is our first Jeep Ride fund raiser with the objective to bring some joy to our community by seeing different styles of Jeep vehicles together, along with raising funds to help those in need.”

Misunderstood is a nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes to empower young males ages 10 to 18.

Owners of all Jeep model vehicles are welcome to participate. Twenty percent of the funds raised will go to Misunderstood and the rest will be used to help individuals or families in the community impacted by the coronavirus and house fires.

A head count is needed as soon as possible to inform South Boston and Halifax town police, who will assist getting the parade through the traffic lights.

“We’ve had a few sign up so far, but I’ve heard from quite a few that plan to ride,” said Womack, adding for all those planning to attend to call, text, or send an email.

The plan is to meet at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center parking lot at 10 a.m. The parade of Jeeps will leave at 11 a.m., heading up North Main Street and passing by nursing homes, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, and continuing on to Liberty and Scottsburg. The procession will loop back to Riverdale for a break at Sheetz.

Following the break, the Jeeps will then continue to ride through Virgilina, Red Bank, Omega, and finish at the World of Sports around 6 p.m.

Riding the entire route will be by choice. The full course is listed below. There will be no group gatherings for social distancing purposes.

“If there’s a desire for the Jeep parade to come by your home, business, or neighborhood please contact us by phone or email,” said Womack.

Payment options: Deposits are accepted at Benchmark Bank in the name, Jeeping 4 Others. Please have all checks to be written out to Jeeping 4 Others. By mail: Misunderstood, P.O. Box 784 Halifax VA. 24558. The Mobile Cash App: $jeeping4others

For more information please contact Tom Pittard at 476-4368 or Anthony Womack at 579-5231.The email address is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This is the projected route. Leave the SVHEC parking lot at 11am and take North Main Street to the Woodview Nursing Home (11:15) to Sentara Halifax Hospital (1130-1145), Berry Hill Nursing Home (12pm-1215), Woodlawn Park (1230), Westside Drive and Lincoln Drive (1245pm), Sinai Road to Mountain Road to 832/57, Highway 642 to Highway 501 Liberty Mini Mart (145), 501 to Halifax, going by Banister Hill Nursing Home at (2pm-215pm), to Scottsburg crossing 360 to Highway 716 Wolftrap Road back to 360 (3pm), 360 to Brentwood (315pm), from Brentwood to Sheetz 330 until 4pm. Leave Sheetz 501 South to Highway 96 (430pm), to Virgilina (5pm), to Highway 49 to 734 to Red Bank 702 (515pm) to Omega (545pm), to Highway 58, and final stop at the World of Sports (630pm).

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