Shriner Bluegrass Show raises funds for hospital
By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
Ryan Barker with the Carter County Shrine Club said he doesn’t know yet just how much money was raised over the weekend for the Shriners Children’s Hospital, but the crowds who turned out for the show were generous, and not just with their ticket purchases. On Friday night alone the crowd contributed around $2,000 directly to the charity – a figure that doesn’t include ticket purchases or camping permits.
The club raised more than $1,500 just by passing buckets among the crowd on Friday night, and another $450 on that evening’s split the pot drawing.
The funds raised will go to support the club’s namesake hospital and its mission to provide quality, world-class healthcare to those children who most need their assistance.
The club also wished to extend their thanks and gratitude to their event sponsors; Henri’s Deli, John Clark Oil, County Attorney Brian Bayes, Globe Farm Supply, John Dean, Ducky’s Excavation, Marathon Olive Hill, Chris Lee Slaton, Owens Insurance, Duvall & Moore, Scenic Hills Realty, Globe Hardwood, A Center For Change, First National Bank, attorney Robert Miller, Spice Auto Group, Lewis Kiser Recycling, American Legion, Smoker Friendly Store, W. Jeffery Scott, H. Rupert Wilhoit III, Wilma’s Dress Shop, Michelle Wilhoit Insurance, Carter County Sheriff Jeff May, Grayson Truck Accessories, Adams Hardware, Flowers by Jeannie, Roe Insurance, Krazy Ladyz, Globe Funeral Chapel, Daisy Do’s Grooming, Guns Gold & Cash, Grayson Rural Electric, Tackett’s Furniture, Sherry Campbell, John’s Garage, Paul Stegall, Upper Tygart Mini Mart, Walker’s Restaurant, Dr. Frank Lyons, Giovanni’s Pizza Olive Hill, Carroll Excavating, and Triple R Soft Wash.
The club extended an extra “special thanks to our friends at Rudyfest for their support.”
The Shrine Club’s next fundraising event is their Fall Horse Show, scheduled for August 6 – 7.
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