Henrico residents devise challenge, capture finalist spot
Citizen Staff Reports 09/01/11
Henrico resident Sarah Metzgar earned a spot as a finalist in a recent school supplies challenge to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond.
Challenge participants had three weeks to see how far they could stretch $10 on school supplies, and Metzgar took third place by purchasing $302 worth of supplies with her $10. The winner collected $567 and the second-place finisher gathered $449 in supplies.
Winners were announced Aug. 25 at a Midlothian Kroger store, at which the top three “super savers” were awarded gift cards for $200, $100 and $50. (Above, Carl York of Kroger poses with Metzgar and her daughter, Shannon.)
Kroger also awarded the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond a monetary donation of $1,000. The total value of school supply donations, which were passed on to the Boys and Girls Club, exceeded $3,000.
Henrico resident Alison Brown and another local resident, Eleanor Ross, came up with the idea for the challenge. Last year, the two women -- who both blog about saving money in Richmond -- held a frugal challenge in which four friends spent $40 and collected more than $500 worth of school supplies. This year, they decided to build on their success and open the competition to the public.
Alison Brown’s and Eleanor Ross’s blogs can be found at http://www.Richmondbargains.com and http://www.SavingourWay.com.
For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
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