Fundraising auction held for Pocahontas County Youth Football League
A fundraising auction was held in Marlinton recently for the Pocahontas County Youth Football League. All sorts of items were donated by county residents and local businesses, ranging from furniture and household goods to antiques and knick-knacks. Jennifer Beverage is the area director for the youth football league.
“All proceeds are going to the little league football players and the cheerleaders. We have been taking donation for several months; donations from area businesses, as well as individuals throughout the county.”
Beverage said the money they raised on Saturday would mostly go towards the general cost of running the football program.
“Just different things. New equipment. We’re starting a flag football team this year, and that’s ages 4 and 5, so we need to buy all the new equipment and make sure that they have uniforms for the football players as well as the cheerleaders. And cheerleaders have a competition every year, as well.”
Don’s Auction Service helped put on the event, and the state agricultural commissioner Walt Helmick was in attendance and even helped out with the auctioneering.
Beverage said she was relatively pleased with the turnout.
“We always hope for more. I’m glad that people came out. It’s a little cool today. We’ll try to get the schedule out in The Pocahontas Times and through the radio when football season starts, and just like everyone to come support our team.”