The Stuart Ruritan Club would like to thank everyone who bought a raffle ticket in support of starting up the club. Funds will be used for community service projects.
The club’s first community service project is a Mental Health Awareness Walk, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at the Patrick County High School Football Field/Track. Pre-registration for walkers is suggested in order to guarantee an event T-shirt. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with Opening Ceremonies and speakers beginning at 11 a.m. Representatives from Celebrate Recovery, which is led by Terry and Robin Amos, and Piedmont Community Services are slated to speak on Mental Health issues that are prevalent in our community now. Walkers will then take the track to ‘Walk for the Mental and Physical health of it.”
A DJ will be playing some music to get your walk on as you peruse the vendor booths around the track.
“We are really hoping folks will come out for this walk and help us raise awareness on Mental Health,” said club vice-president Stacy Martin.
Club president Tabitha Overby encourages everyone to pre-register in order to get one of the “cool” event T-shirts.
“A couple of our members have worked really hard on securing event and T-shirt sponsors and designing the T-shirts, so it’d be a shame if you don’t get one from this, our inaugural event,” Martin said.
The event sponsors are The Landmark Center, Piedmont Community Services, Patrick County Family Practice, Clark Gas & Oil, and CPB Behavioral Therapy and Advocacy Services.
Registration forms also can be found online at www.theenterprise.net.
Ruritan National President Michael Morrison’s project this year is honoring and supporting our veterans and first responders. The Stuart Ruritan Club will be doing just that with “Bowling for Heroes” on Friday, November 10, from 6-10 p.m. at Tin Pen Alley. Anyone can participate by paying only $25 for the night of bowling. Teams of four will take to the lanes and enjoy an evening of what promises to be fun!
ALL LOCAL VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS WILL GET TO BOWL FOR FREE.
For more information on the Stuart Ruritan Club and/or their events, email at StuartRuritans@gmail.com, or contact them via Stuart Ruritans on Facebook page.