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South Boston News / October 17, 2019
Grab your witch’s hat and come out to Elmo Grocery for a fun evening and support a worthy cause.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Elmo Grocery is hosting a Halloween fund raiser, with each event supporting different needs. This year, “Witches for Paws” will be raising money for animals left homeless by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Elmo Grocery will have fire in the cauldrons along with other spooky décor setting the mood. Enjoy a chili bar with all the fixings while sipping sangria served by Bright Meadows Farm and Vineyard. Plus take a chance to win the 50/50 raffle.

A minimum $5 donation is required for food and beverages. There will be donation boxes for gift cards. The types of gift cards accepted for donation can range from Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Tractor Supply, and prepaid Visa debit cards. Cash will also be accepted.

Money raised will be split between the Lynchburg Humane Society and the Outer Banks SPCA. These locations took in many animals from Florida as well as the Bahamas.

Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahama Islands over the Labor Day weekend. A storm surge caused an animal shelter on the islands to flood. Over 150 animals were rescued and flown to no-kill shelters in the United States.

Halifax Dog Squad will be attending, with dogs available for adoption.

“The Witches” events are a growing trend for fund raisers. “The Grandstand Witches Night” in Myrtle Beach, S.C. raised money for a nearby children’s recovery center. “Witches Night Out” in Arizona supported women helping women. “The Witches Ride” in Greensboro, N.C. saw witches riding brooms and bicycles through neighborhoods passing out candy to support Mary’s House, a local shelter.

This adult event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute to support these animal shelters you may mail your donation to Betsye Throckmorton, P.O. Box 1791 Halifax VA 24558. If you have any questions call Throckmorton, 434-222-6447.

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