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.
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.
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.
Emergency Fuel Fund