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POMEROY — The Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Continuum of Care will conduct its seventh annual fundraiser on Saturday.


Money raised will be used to help meet the basic needs of homeless children and their families in Meigs County and neighboring counties.


The event, titled “Driving Out Homelessness,” will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fundraiser will be at the Kountry Resort Campground (formerly Royal Oak), 44705 Resort Road, Racine. The telephone number is (740) 992-6488.


The event will include a car show, a Chinese auction, activities for children, concessions and entertainment by K&D Karaoke. The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.


Interested people can register for the car show between 10 a.m. and noon for a $10 entry free. Trophy awards include Best of Show up to 1989 and runner-up. Other awards include Best of Show 1990 and up and runner up, and Best of Show and runner up for motor. Other trophies will be awarded, with a total of 31 trophies and door prizes. Trophy award presentations will begin at 2 p.m.


The other ticket drawings will take place after the trophies have been presented. The Chinese auction consists of a variety of items, including NASCAR collectibles and household decor, restaurant certificates and much more. Tickets are purchased and placed in a bag designated for the item people hope to win. Ticket drawing will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. Those who purchase tickets but cannot stay for the drawing must designate someone to hold their tickets and claim their winnings since all items need to be distributed the day of the event. The event has the option of a 50/50 drawing, lottery ticket tree and a silent auction.


The Continuum of Care is a consortium of numerous agencies in southeastern Ohio, offering assistance through a wide variety of ways in cooperation with other agencies. The emphasis of the assistance is with those who are homeless, in poverty, unemployed and those who may have other concerning issues. The agency assists with temporary emergency shelter. Their mission is to build a stable union of community partners who work together to make the most of federal, state and local resources.


The two main goals are to establish linkages to support the planning, funding and developmnt of housing options and to provide services to the homeless population.


More information on the CoC can be found at www.gjmhousing.org.


Questions concerning the fundraiser may be directed to Linda Michael at 740-416-4907 or Melissa Kimmel at 740-446-6752.


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