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I would like to thank all who sent cards, phone calls and food while I was
recovering from my fall. May the Lord bless you.
McDowell Volunteer Fire Company gun/bow raffle winners
Congratulations to the 2016 McDowell Volunteer Fire Company gun/
bow raffle winners: 1-2-2017, Charlie Outland; 1-3-2017, Dean Sim-mons;
1-4-2017, Daniel Marshall; 1-5-2017, Kevin Neil; and 1-6-2017,
Rodney O’Quinn. Thanks to everyone who participated —
we will do it
Thank you again this year!
The family of Sidney “June” Lowry, Jr. wishes to thank everyone for your
sympathy and many acts of kindness during his brief illness and death.
Many people played an important part in the last leg of his journey here
on earth. No one was a stranger for long with him. A special thank you
to Obaugh Funeral Home, all of his aids and health care providers, meals
on wheels deliverers, friends, ministers, and his special friend, Michael
Armstrong. May God richly bless each of you.
Karen, Pat, Page and families
The family of Debbie Colaw would like to thank everyone for the kind-ness
showed to us at this difficult time. Thanks to everyone for the visits,
the beautiful flowers, the food and other acts of love shown to us. Special
thanks to Sheriff Neil and the Highland County Rescue members who an-swered
the call, to the ones who prepared the grave site, Obaugh Funeral
Home for the compassionate and efficient service, Andre for the heartfelt
message, and our church family and members of the community for the
meal after the funeral. May God bless each of you as you have blessed us.
John, John, Kristy, Becky, Daryl and Ian
I would like to give thanks to all who supported the Toys for Tots this year,
making this an amazing year again. My family and I worked with the Allegh-any
Christmas Mother and the Bath County Christmas Mother Lynn Pistell
and her staff who were so helpful and went above and beyond! The combined
counties had 722 less fortunate children to provide for. We, as a family, a
caring and giving community, worked together to make this year a success.
My family and I delivered over 2,250 toys between the counties. Thank you
to each of you who donated a new unwrapped toy, a monetary donation,
or bought a box of doughnuts, or even supported us this year with our first
event of Toys for Tots Benefit Concert.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to good Lord above — without Him
this still would not be possible — my husband, J.D. Downer, who put count-less
hours in this year; and Savanna Gum, Kasssedi Estes, Shane and Amanda
Wolf, Jennifer Hicks, Meghan Harris, Stuart Sizemore — all friends and fam-ily
who always support us or lend a helping hand. I would like to say a special
thank you to Donna Young at Fudge Street Cafe for the use of the building
and the great service from the staff and success of our benefit concert; Nick
Baker for helping line up the live music; and Chad Nickell for the sound
equipment. The live music was provided by The Reliefs, The Seay Brothers,
Dan Yell Sun, and Chad Nickell and the Loose Change — they helped make
this event a great success and we can’t thank them enough.
We would also like to thank all of our sponsors this year: Covington Hon-da-
Nissan, D.D. Kern Construction Co., Dr. Mann of Alleghany Veterinary
Clinic, WestRock, Hammond and Mitchell Inc., Highlands Community
Bank, Mountain Top Hunting and Fishing, Cucci’s of Covington, Allegha-ny
Asphalt, Warm Springs Market, Country Café, Double C Café, Premier
Bank, The Omni Homestead Resort, SonaBank of Clifton Forge, Mount
Carmel Methodist Church, Arritt Funeral Home, Gerald Franson Insur-ance,
Car Shop, Nickell Electric, Robert Garten Auto, Racey and Dean Inc.,
Danny Cardwell-WCHG radio station, Great Reflections, Fastenal, Virginia
Chapel United Methodist Church, Omni Charlottesville, Big Al of Highway
64, Wayne Lawson - One Stop Sign Shop, Advance Auto Parts, Fishers Auto
Parts, Sears, Grey’s Jewelry, Peebles, Auto Zone, Applebee’s, Merle Normans,
Amanda’s Redi-Mix, Covington Motor, Bath County Collision, Arby’s, Bart-ley’s
Meat Market, The Old Trail Golf Club, The Gettin Place, Jackson Riv-er
Garden Center, Tammy Smith, Libby Riley, Tri-County Furniture, Vic’s
Italian and American Restaurant, Pampered Pets, Club Car Deli, Mountain
Top Huting and Fishing, Homers Parts and Accessories, Pinehurst Exxon,
Denny’s Automotive Machine Shop, Earl’s Automotive and Roadside Repair,
Michael’s Pizza, Pizza Hut of Covington, Country Garden Florest, Bags4U
by DeeDee Simpson, Northwest True Value Hardware, Paul’s Sports Cards,
Commonwealth Arms, Jack Mason’s Tavern, The Flower Center, Michael
Mickie’s Guns, Tractor Supply, Highland Computers, Food Lion, Penny’s
Pioneer Salon Kathy Rice, A Handful Melinda Welch, Dewey’s Automotive,
Thunder Alley, Napa of Covington, Allison McCormick, Primitives and Such,
Tammy and Gary Williams, The Primitive Peddler, Covington Tire, Robert
Garten Automotives, Alleghany Motors, DQ Grill and Chill Restaurant, Jim
Gum Automotive, Mountain Laurel Creations, Amy Nicely, The Virginian
Review-Gavin Dressler, The Recorder-Anne Adams, and Wal-Mart of Cov-ington.
To my family and friends, thank you all again for your hard work and sup-port;
without each of you this would not have been a success! My family and
I are looking forward to next year!
All the Best, Becky Downer
Toy for Tots Representative for Alleghany and Bath counties