Offering needy a cooling breeze

Published 8:22 am Friday, June 25, 2010

Eunice Holley is making an effort to help the elderly and needy during these hot dog days of summer.

The Franklin woman is conducting a drive for new and used fans, which she will donate to churches for distribution.

Fans can be dropped off at Carolina Cleaners at 1100 Armory Drive next to Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Eunice’s father, Ray Gallop, owns Carolina Cleaners. For pickup, call 757-566-0386.

Mary Leatherwood of Surry County recently found a Christmas card among her grandparents’ belongings and is looking for anyone who might be interested in it.

The card, mailed to the late Paul and Laura Brantly of Ivor in December 1955 from Courtland, features a photo of George Vick with a live deer inside his home.

Anyone interested in the card should call Mary at 562-7272. The office manager for ABC Storage in Franklin, Mary even has the envelope the card was mailed in; it has a 3-cent stamp.

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department raised $1,832 during its June 18 Firehouse Bluegrass benefit concert for Lindsey, Lauren and Leigh-Ann Chase.

The girls’ mother, Karen, died in a June 14 car accident on Courthouse Highway near Route 799 in Isle of Wight County.

The 47-year-old pledged that her daughters would go to college.

Attendance for the monthly concert was greater than usual and more than four times the money was raised, said Albert Burckhard, vice president for Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department.

Proceeds were donated to the Karen Chase Memorial Fund for her daughters’ education. Karen Chase’s husband, Rusty, serves as Isle of Wight County’s emergency services chief.

East Pavilion nursing home residents Leona Harrell, Kenny Beale, Carol Lowe, James Taylor, Christine Britton, Curtis Worrell, Lilly Belle Faison, Carol Urqhart, George Gehrken and Gladys Burros went fishing this week at the home of Katie Cobb.

Residents used night crawlers and cane poles, catching a total of 15 fish; two were catfish and the rest were bream.

Katie’s 12-year-old son, Zachary, helped bait and take fish off hooks. He also untangled many lines from trees and sticks, and repaired lines and hooks.

Gladys is a true fishing woman. She baited and removed her fish from hooks, except one fish that swallowed the hook.