Huntingdon Raises Funds for Team Hannah
Courtesy Walter Smothers
HUNTINGDON (May 12) — On Saturday, May 12, members of the Huntingdon Department of Public Safety, family, friends and classmates of Hannah Reeves joined forces to conduct a fundraiser hamburger and hotdog lunch for Hannah, a sophomore at Huntingdon High School. Hannah is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia at St. Jude’s in Memphis. The highly successful event was held at Cash Savers Supermarket on East Main Street in Huntingdon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face painting was also provided by classmates from Huntingdon High School and snow cones and cotton candy was sold by Rachelle Stokes. Rachelle is a staff member at Huntingdon Primary School and is always ready to help with any fundraiser, especially if it involves a child or young person that is in need.
Members of the Huntingdon Public Safety that contributed were Paul Hugueley, Shelton Moon and Steve Price. Also from Huntingdon Public Safety, I want to say a very heartfelt thank you are the following members that gave their day off to come and make the event such a success: Brian McCaslin, Doug Pruitt and wife Linda, Tim Bennett, Steve Bunn, Mike Murphy, Cody Walker and my wife Teresa Smothers. Much credit also goes to the high school volunteers that stood out by the street with signs promoting the event for Hannah. Many people stopped and bought and/or donated told me they did so because they saw these girls with the signs, these signs were made for us by the art class at Huntingdon High. I also can’t say enough to thank Jackie Streetman and the staff at Cash Savers for their help in making the event such a success. With the profits and generous donations from so many groups and individuals we cleared $2,233.00 to go to the Team Hannah fund that is set up at First Bank in Huntingdon.
This spirit of cooperation and dedication to help someone in need shows what a great community we have. A corndog lunch was sponsored by the Blood, Sweat and Gears Bicycle Club on Friday and the School Melodies entertainment show on Saturday night also donated the proceeds to Team Hannah. Speaking for myself and my wife, we have travelled over much of the United States and there is no other place that we would ever want to call home. Thanks again to everyone that has worked or supported these events to help this sweet young lady!