[Posted on Aug 21, 2019 | 98 views]
Two local real estate firms—Virginia Country and Hogge Real Estate—stepped up to provide major sponsorships for Saturday’s Middle Peninsula Relay for Life at the Abingdon Ruritan Club in Bena. The event, a benefit for the American Cancer Society also dubbed Fight Cancer Fest, featured activities during the day and a concert by country music recording artist Mark Wills that night. Manning the Hogge Real Estate booth were, from left, Frank Driver, Martin Bridges, Shane Eller, April Eller, Wendy Hogge, Sheila McKinney and Butch McKinney. Hogge provided a $10,000 presenting scholarship. Photo by Regina South
Holding down the Virginia Country Real Estate booth were, front row from left, Jeanie Hockaday, Ira Miller, Kylee Hockday; back row, Margie Wiley, Rodney Hockaday, Kendall Gray, Amanda Gray and Jake Hockaday. Virginia Country contributed a $5,000 entertainment sponsorship. “Everybody had a good time, it was a great turnout and an excellent performance by the Mullins Sisters and Mark Wills,” said Relay chairman Melissa Edwards. A final count of the fundraising should be available in several weeks. Photo by Regina South
 
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