ROCKSPRINGS — Over the past five years, the Rock Springs United Methodist Church has raised more than $30,000 to benefit non-profit organizations and individuals in need in the community.
This year plans have been made for the 6th annual benefit to be held on Saturday March 16. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. in the Meigs High School cafeteria.
Proceeds from the benefit will go to Jim and Suzanne (Partlow) Richmond, long-time members of the church. Jim worked for many years in the local coal mines. He has battled serious medical issues for some time and continues to make frequent trips to and from doctor’s appointments and treatments.
As in years past, the cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children age 3-12, and there is no charge for children 2 and under. The cost includes an all you can eat menu of hot dogs, sloppy joes, macaroni/potato salad, baked beans, chips, drink and dessert; music by Truly Saved, The Sundermans and more; access to a silent auction; and access to a live auction with auctioneer Billy Goble.
This year there will also be a kid’s corner where for 25 cents children can have there face painted, animal balloons, casting in a fish pond and more.
Donations of new and unused items are being accepted for the auction.
There will also be a special opportunity throughout the evening to share pennies.
“You think a penny doesn’t go far these days, bring out your pennies and be amazed,” said Hanstine.
Anyone wishing to make a donation or with questions may contact Sally Hanstine, benefit coordinator at (740) 992-4160 or (740) 416-5378.