The Office of the Sheriff, for the 10th year, is offering a raffle to raise funds for Virginia Special Olympics.
Normally associated with a fishing tournament, this year's event will be just a raffle for a JTS M12 Shotgun.
Sheriff Overton said today, "We decided not to proceed with the bass fishing tournament this year out of an abundance of caution. As residents are currently beginning to receive their COVID vaccinations, we are hoping by summer we can begin holding community related events again. We will continue to monitor, evaluate and take guidance from VDH on protocol."
Overton did encourage residents to help the sheriff's office in raising donations through the ticket sales of this raffle.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by:
1 - Emailing the office at email@example.com
2 - Mail a check to: Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 70 East Court Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (Put VA Special Olympics in the Memo Line). Check can be made to Franklin County Sheriff's Office
3 - See any deputy out in the county. (Not all deputies have the raffle tickets, but can direct you to get them)
4 - If you don't wish to buy a raffle ticket, donations are welcome.
There will be "LIVE" Facebook Standing Watch drawing for our winner on Friday, May 14th @ 6PM.
Help us, help them. Get your tickets soon.
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