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Bluegrass Family Day & Fly-In raises over $12,500

The 9th annual Bluegrass Family Day & Fly-In at the Middle Peninsula Regional Airport at Mattaponi was a success.

The family of Mary Ann Clements and members of Lower King & Queen Fire-EMS organized the event and issued the following statement recently:

“Dear friends, churches and business owners, a special thank-you for the gifts and service you provided to our Bluegrass Family Day & Fly-In at the Middle Peninsula Regional Airport to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Lower King & Queen Fire-EMS. Volunteers and businesses who generously donate their time, talents, emotional and financial support to help raise funds for this special event are to be commended.

“We have had many compliments on how great the event was and how everyone enjoyed it. Each person has a unique story about how cancer has affected their life personally or through a relative or a friend. Despite its penetration in our lives, the battle against cancer goes on. Through your generosity, the gift you gave helped to raise money that will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the Lower King & Queen Fire-EMS in loving memory of Mary Ann Clements and all who lost the battle to this horrible disease, and in honor of those who are survivors. We pray this money be used for research to help fight and someday rid us of the disease, and provide needed equipment and continued services to our county and surrounding counties when needed. 

“The family of Mary Ann and members of the Lower King & Queen Fire-EMS would like to sincerely thank you for your gracious donations. The 2013 Bluegrass Family Day & Fly-In was a tremendous success. As of today we have raised over $12,500 and donations are still coming in. Your generous contribution helped us to accomplish more than we had expected. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation to this cause should please make checks payable to the American Cancer Society and mail to: Bluegrass Family Day, 145 Airport Rd., Mattaponi, VA 23110.

posted 07.31.2013

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