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Kathy Parker claims Elimination Dinner prize

Long-time supporter Kathy Parker was the “last man standing” at the conclusion of last Saturday’s Braxton County Rotary Club fund-raising Elimination Dinner. In addition to a great meal, and lots of prizes, a capacity crowd got their first look at the newly remodeled BCHS Gymnasium.

The event took advantage of the new huge media wall to display the numbers during the elimination as well as the new sound system.

Dr. Donna Burge-Tetrick, one of the Rotary Club’s newest members, served as master of ceremonies for the evening.

After nearly 425 numbers were drawn from the hopper the final two remaining were tickets purchased by Kathy Parker and Kerri Lemon. Since Lemon was not in attendance, the option to split the $1,000 grand prize could not be considered. With the final ticket eliminated Kathy Parker’s ticket, held by Missy Jones, was the lucky winner.

Event participants had the opportunity to bid on a host of items contributed by local merchants to the Silent Auction. The feature item in the auction was a 4-day, 3-night Houseboat Vacation, valued at over $2,000 donated by Sutton Lake Marina. Robbie Morris took home the premium with a winning bid of $850. In addition, participants won an Apple Watch, Apple Ear Pods, a Kindal Fire and over $2,700 in cash during the fun filled evening.

The event will fund a minimum of $10,000 in scholarships to local students. With this year’s awards, the Braxton County Rotary Club will surpass $300,000 in donations to local students to aid in the pursuit of their higher education.

“We are again overwhelmed with the generosity and support of our community,” said a Rotary spokesperson. “We are particularly grateful to those who purchased tickets and donated items to our auction.

Editor’s Note: See additional photographic coverage of this year’s Rotary Club Eliminia-tion Dinner on Page 9 of this edition.