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60th District Digest October 23, 2017

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Attention all Fire Department Members in Halifax, Charlotte, Prince Edward Counties and Brookneal and Gladys.

I have decided to sponsor a Fireman of the Year Contest award this year!

Each fire department will pick from its membership one person who will be declared their "Member of the Year" based on their overall contributions to the department and that person will receive $100 from my campaign. Then, each Member of the Year will be eligible to win the overall Fireman of the Year for an additional $250 and other prizes! The overall winner will be picked by a committee based on a statement written by each club President as to why their Member should be considered the Fireman of the Year!

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A Fair Tradition

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It’s that time of year again when the annual Halifax County Fair comes to town.

Brings back many fond memories for local folk who deem the county fair a tradition.

When you feel that nip in the air, you know it’s the time of year when you’ll get to meet many of your favorite friends and relatives at the fairgrounds enjoying plenty of good food and fine entertainment.

And this year will be no exception.

From the Cinnsational Cinnamon Buns to Scales, Tails & Teeth Alligator Education & Entertainment Show and the Strong-Style Pro Wrestling, this year’s fair features something for everyone and promises to bring back many memories of fairs long ago.

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HCCA Walk for Hope raises $75,150

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Saturday stood as a day of pride for those who had looked cancer in the eye and won as they lined up to take their survivors’ lap around the Halifax County Fairgrounds during the Halifax County Cancer Association Walk for Hope.

It also gave family and friends of those who had family members who weren’t as fortunate with their cancer battles an opportunity to remember and honor them as they raised funds for the cancer association.

New this year was a chance for HCCA directors and employees to kiss a pig if $75,000 was raised, exceeding last year’s proceeds of $70,026.88, and they raised just enough.

By the end of the day a total of $75,150.26 had been collected, and the pig had been kissed.

“We had a good time (trying to kiss the pig). I believe it helped raise the funds. The people really enjoyed the idea of us doing that,” said Director Sharon Blosser.

To help kick off the day, Delegate James Edmunds presented a resolution from the general assembly to Blosser commending the association for its deep commitment throughout the past 60 years.

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Del. Edmunds receives Environmental Stewardship Award from Woodmen Chapter 106

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Delegate James Edmunds is honored to receive the Environmental Stewardship Award from Woodmen Chapter 106, South Boston, in recognition of being a good steward of the land, and ensuring that our abundant natural resources will remain for generations to come.

Pictured at left: Delegate James Edmunds and Robert Clowdis, Field Repesentative for Woodmen of the World

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Delegate Edmunds awards scholarship to Lindsay Slagle

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Delegate Edmunds presented Lindsay Slagle a scholarship award to attend college this fall. Lindsay's plans are to attend community college and then transfer to attain a Physical Therapy Assistant degree.

Congratulations, Lindsay!

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