On February 5th 2014 Gary Riddle was diagnosed with stage 4 espophageal cancer. He has been employed at Glen Raven for the past 9 years, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is no longer able to work. A benefit, "Fighting for Gary", will be held Saturday July 26th from 10:00am-4:00pm at West Side Rental in Burnsville. Hot dog plates and barbecue sandwich plates will be sold. T-shirts will be available for $10. There will be a bake sale, face painting, and singing throughout the day. A silent auction will be held featuring a collector's knife valued at $325, a Matthews bow and numerous outher items that have been donated. (**There will also be a raffle with tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. Items available includee a Golden Eagle bow, a necklace valued at over $70, gift certificates and items donated by local businesses). Thanks for your love and support...hope to see you all there!
A memorial fund has been set up to help the family of Brieana Dial, who was struck and killed by a car 2 weeks ago. Her mother and brothers need help in moving out of Weaverville, NC. Her aunt has set up a fundraising site online. Go to http://www.gofundme.com/BrieanaDialMemorialFund for complete information.
The Disabled American Veterans are doing a fundraiser to help purchase a van to transport veterans to the VA hospitals in Asheville and Johnson City. Anyone who would like to help may send donations to DAV, P.O. Box 868, Burnsville, NC 28714 or if you have questions call Jerry Miller, Commander, at 678-9369 or 208-2486.
Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy. The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food. All counties are welcome. Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.