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 Friday, December 19, 2014
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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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SML Charity Home Tour announces charities for 2015
Helping Hands and Henry Fork Center added to list
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The Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour has announced the eight area charities that will benefit from funds raised for the 2015 tour.

Each year, a home tour committee chooses eight charities from applicants in the Smith Mountain Lake region. Six of the 2015 charities participated last year, while two are new to the tour.

The six returning charities are the AGAPE Center, Moneta; Bedford Pregnancy Center, Bedford; CASA of Central Virginia, Lynchburg; Free Clinic of Franklin County, Rocky Mount; SML Good Neighbors, Moneta; Step, Inc., Rocky Mount.

The new charities are Helping Hands of Franklin County, Rocky Mount; and Henry Fork Service Center, Rocky Mount.

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Charity Chug Check Presentation

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The seventh annual SML Charity Chug model railroad layout hosts and event organizers present checks representing the donations collected at each of eight homes were open for public viewing on Dec. 6 & 7.

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Christmas at BTW

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Booker T. Washington National Monument's Living History Guild and staff provided tours and discussions during the Christmas event on Dec. 6. Visitors listened to stories about Washington's last Christmas spent in slavery.

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ACBS Christmas Party

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The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society held its annual meeting and Christmas Party on Dec. 5 at the Black Water Café. The group elected its new officers and directors for 2015. In the front row, from left, are Ron Root (treasurer), Alan Frederick (vice president), Art Cournoyer (vice president) and Bill Hughes (secretary). In the back row are directors George Blosser, Roger Smith, Chuck Breen, George Curnow (president), Mike Mutchler, Susan Locke, Jerry Barnes and Carol Clement.

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SML Newcomers Spread Cheer

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The Smith Mountain Lake Newcomers Club held its annual Christmas luncheon at Resurrection Catholic Church on Dec. 10. Newcomers shared holiday cheer, while enjoying a buffet and entertainment by Will Duff at the event.

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‘An amazing year’ for the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
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By JIM GERHART - Special to the News-Post

In reviewing the accomplishments of the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park at a holiday gathering, President Dave Gearhart said, "This has been an amazing year for the Friends and the park."

Gearhart, who is a relatively new member of Friends, was asked to complete the unexpired term of the current president due to unexpected illness. In June he was elected to a full term as president.

"This year started out with a bang," he said, "when the Friends were selected as the Best Club or Civic Organization by readers of the Laker Magazine."

"There was a major hurdle we were facing," he added, referring to the commitment the Friends made a year ago to raise the necessary funds to purchase a tour boat for the park. However, the group still needed $35,000.

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