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MEOC Walkathon Sets Record

Community Raises over $158,000 in
Community Event


The community raised a record amount of $158,610 at Mountain Empire Older Citizens’ 31st Annual Walkathon on Sunday, May 6th. The annual walkathon is always held the first Sunday in May.  The proceeds from each walkathon benefit the Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly and are used to assist older people with home-heating related emergencies during the winter months.

Charles and Brenda Cave treated the walkers to some mighty fine burgers again this year. Charles and Brenda live in Mt. Carmel, Tennessee. They have volunteered their time for many years. We now claim them as our own special chefs. Thanks, Charles and Brenda for helping us again this year.

The walk began at 2 PM and culminated with a celebration picnic. The weather was perfect and the hamburgers prepared by Charles and Brenda Cave from Mount Carmel, Tennessee were the best ever.

Getting ready for the celebration picnic that follows the annual MEOC Walkathon are Scott County residents (from left) Ray Fields, Inez Fields, both of Gate City; Edith Mays of Nickelsville and Linda Gannaway, also of Gate City.

Dine Mullins of Coeburn and Jane Bailey of Nickelsville always show their support for Mountain Empire Older Citizens by participating in the annual Walkathon. They are pictured following the conclusion of the walk during the celebration picnic. 

Every cent raised for the Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly is spent to help people 60 years of age or older with home heating needs. Payments are made directly to the heating vendor. The Emergency Fuel Fund begins operation October 1 and ends the following March 31st.


MEOC Emergency Fuel Fund




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