Stop the Landfill event raises over $17K
Many in the community pulled together as Butler County High School was packed Saturday night for a Stop the Landfill event. Those in attendance enjoyed music, food, fellowship, cakewalks, auctions and more.
Greg Hampton was the high bidder for the “Patriot” movie poster, which was signed by Mel Gibson and Frank House. House is the president of the Stop the Landfill organization,along with his wife, Lally. House built the firearms used by Gibson in the movie.
"All the hard work and the generosity of our families, friends, and community paid off in a big way resulting in over $17,000 raised to help fight Owl's Head Alloys and their intended industrial waste ‘dump,’ said House.
Rebecca Raymer, vice-president of the group, said, "I can promise you that this group will be good stewards of those funds and make sure we use them in the most beneficial way to help stop the landfill."
State Senator C. B. Embry Jr. has introduced bills that could help stop the landfill, however, the next legislative session is not until 2020.
Josh Hampton was the master of ceremonies and some of the musical performers were Kyle Whitaker, Dustin Beasley, Moksha Summer, Beth Embry, Cody Wagoner, Creekwater Band, Rose Band, Hudost,Lydia Murphy, and Jemal Hines.
Bruce White was the auctioneer with well over 100 items to sell. He also bought Glen Mock's knife and donated it back to the cause.
Penny Wallace and her team of volunteers raised over $400, $2 at a time with the cakewalks.
Including the cakewalks, well over $1,000 was raised from cakes, pies, and desserts; Sara Cannon's orange slice cookies raised over $100.
Several businesses and private individuals made donations, as usual, with an event this size dozens of volunteers helped the past few weeks and for the main event
Butler County Stop the Landfill is on Facebook if you would like to donate or keep informed with the cause.