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Fundraiser Earns Fans Of Fast Pitch Big Bucks

Modern Woodmen of America’s local representative, Roy Vance (right), presents a check to Fans of Fast Pitch booster club member Cayce Washington. Team members (from left) Anna True, Haley Vance, Mallory Washington, Moranica Campbell, Kelsey Kimzey, Courtney True, Tyler Epes, Shade Epes, Kelsey Neely, Avery Larson, Ashley Phillips and Brianna Thompson were on hand for the ceremonial check presentation. The money was raised during a fish plate fundraiser held in September. – Photo b

Staff Report

A fundraiser held last month to raise money for construction for a new softball field culminated with a ceremonial check passing after Modern Woodmen of America contributed $2,500 to the fundraiser.

    With softball season several months away, Fans of Fast Pitch hosted the fundraiser to raise a portion of the almost $18,000 needed to get the field ready.

     The dinner was held at the Railroad Depot on Sept. 26. There were 970 dinners cooked and sold by Fans of Fast Pitch, softball players and volunteers.

    Sales and donations to the project totaled over $8,100. After the expenses were paid, there was $6,377 profit from the project. The profit was sent to Modern Woodmen of American, to participate in the company’s matching fund project. Modern Woodmen added $2,500 as part of the matching fund and returned a check to Fans of Fast Pitch totalling $8,877. The total raised, including the matching money, was over $10,600.

    “Modern Woodmen has donated money to four different fundraisers in recent years,” Modern Woodmen of America’s local representative Roy Vance said. In each fundraiser, the company donated $2,500.

    “Modern Woodmen has donated a total of $10,000,” Vance added.

    Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society founded in Fock Island, Ill., and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. Modern Woodmen offers term and whole life insurance and is rated as a top fixed annuity provider. Security is assured with a $114.98 solvency ratio.

    “Thanks to everyone who sold tickets, bought tickets, helped plan the project, helped cook, helped serve or who donated their time,” Vance added.

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