Troutman Strong hosting 'day of love' on May 25 to help community members
BY DEBBIE PAGE
Troutman Strong, a group of community members who want to help those in need, is planning its fourth “day of love” on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will raise money for Robert Beard, Kelly Clontz, Jean Dagenhart, Tony Stikeleather, Shelley Mazag, and Marcia Hardy, all of whom are dealing with medical issues.
One hundred percent of money raised will go to the recipients.
The event will be at ESC Park, 338 N Avenue, Troutman. It will feature numerous items in a live and a silent auction, raffles, a petting zoo, bounce house and slide, a car show, a 5K run/walk, live music, and vendors featuring jewelry, essential oils, crafts, and screen printing items.
The dunking booth will feature Register of Deeds Ron “Duck” Wyatt and Sheriff Darren Campbell. The pair may get a friendly challenge going over who can raise the most money for the cause.
Hot dogs, chips, drinks, snow cones, and baked goods will be available for attendees to purchase.
Organizers ask that those who have volunteered to donate items (desserts, live auction items and all raffle ticket money) bring them to Randys BBQ on Friday starting at 5 p.m.
Volunteers helping with set up at ESC Park on Saturday should report around 7 a.m. Volunteers should park at Troutman Funeral Home or Holy Trinity Church. Golf carts will transport people to the park.
The temperature Saturday is forecast to be 95 degrees. Any community members willing to lend tents can drop them off at Randy’s on Friday night or bring them the day of the event with their names marked on them.
Organizers are also in need of a huge tent (like the ones used for weddings). If anyone knows of a business that could donate a tent for the day, please reach out to Tracy Potts (704-682-2900) or Lesa Cash (704-682-8433).
5K RUN/WALK & FUN RUN
The Troutman Strong 5K race on Saturday will have an 8 a.m. walk up registration for late entrants.
The 5K/run/walk will start at 9:15 a.m., with the Fun Run beginning at 10 a.m.
Cost is $30 for runners ages 11 and over and $15 for runners 10 and under.
The fun run is free.
All runners will receive a free T-shirt.
Please contact Brent Bustle at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or with questions.
Those interested can also enter online at https://tinyurl.com/TroutmanStrongRun
Runners will receive awards in these categories: overall top 3 males and females, top 3 males and females in the following age groups: 11 and under, 13-15,16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.
Please make out 5K entry checks to Troutman Strong and bring to the event.
The Troutman Strong Car show invites area enthusiasts to show off their prized vehicles during the event. Each vehicle requires a $20 entry fee. Organizers will give out awards at 12:30 p.m. for People’s Choice, Best Modified, and Most Original.
Contact Kelly Johnson at 704-902-2238 for more information.
Several raffles will also be ongoing. In the gun raffle, winners can choose from a Remington Model 770 27 caliber with 3x5x40 scope and hard case or a Tildiz Sanayi Burdur Turkey SP2 ME 20 20/3 Magnum with hard case.
Another lucky winner can win a cow in a separate raffle.
Drawings will be held at the end of the event, and ticket holders do not have to be present to win.
Raffle tickets are $10 each or 5 for $40. All checks need to be made out to Troutman Strong.
The gun raffle winner must be 18 years old or older. Guns can be picked up at the Troutman Police Department at a designated time. Failure to pass a background check will result in the prize being forfeited back to Troutman Strong for an additional drawing for an alternate prize winner.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle on the day of the event.
To purchase raffle tickets before the event, contact Kim Helms at 704-301-4181 or at email@example.com for cow tickets. For gun tickets, please contact Cynthia Gibson Vincent at 704-450-5350 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Tracy Potts (704-682-2900 or email@example.com) or Lesa Cash (704-682-8433 or firstname.lastname@example.org).