Thanking social clubs

Published 11:50 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

Everyone has events in their lives that have had immeasurable impact on them and their loved ones. Tragedies such as domestic violence and losing a loved one to cancer or chronic illness can very much make someone feel alone.

Representatives from nearly 10 social clubs in the Heart of Virginia met Saturday at Prince Edward County High School to walk for causes important to them to create change and help their neighbor. Participating clubs from the Heart of Virginia included Dynamic Divaz with support from Tha Pack MC, Fresh Boys Club, Classy Curves, Ladiez of Destini, Women of Works, CC Divas, Elite by Choice and Sophicated Sisas.

Causes that different clubs supported included Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity, victims of domestic violence, Cumberland Clothes Closet and awareness and research for illnesses such as leukemia, lupus, colon and brain cancer, kidney disease and sickle cell disease.

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Louis Gould III, manager of Fresh Boys Club and Fresh Boys Club Junior, said this event, in its third year, is key to supporting the Heart of Virginia.

“It’s the best way to get the community together and for everyone to keep the positivity going,” Gould, a Longwood student and Prince Edward County High School graduate, said.

Fresh Boys Club has, in the past few months, volunteered with Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity builds, volunteered with the Heart of Virginia Festival and held a Mother’s Day banquet at Sunchase. The area’s social clubs make an enormous impact while also giving neighbors, women, men and youth opportunities to come together for a common goal.

I’m excited to continue walking with them and encourage the community to also support the causes listed above.

EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH is a staff reporter for The Farmville Herald and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. Her email address is Emily.Hollingsworth@