Friday, April 20, 2012

May 5th - Buddy Blackwell FunDay Fundraiser & Firefighters Blood Drive

April 20, 2012


ROXIE, MS - The planned Firefighters Annual Blood Drive is scheduled to be held in conjunction with a Fun Day Fundraiser for former Ms Highway Patrol Office and Volunteer Firefighter Buddy Blackwell on May 5th beginning at 8AM.  The day begins at the Franklin County District 5 Volunteer Fire Station on Hwy 98 east of Meadville, Ms.  The schedule is as follows:

  •   8 am - 5K Walk / Run ($20.00 includes t-shirt  - early entry 4/25 to guarantee shirt)
  • 10 am - 4 pm *Annual Blood Drive
  • 10 am - Bikers Fun Ride ($10 first bike $5.00 for second rider)
  • 11 am - Hamburger Plates ($5.00 ready for pickup) 
  •   2 pm - Cake Walk (homemade goodies)
  •   6:30 pm - Redemption Story (Christian Musical Group)
 The 5 K Route click here

* The Annual Blood Drive is an event benefiting all of our fire department in the event of a need.  

Buddy Blackwell is a retired Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer and Volunteer Firefighter has been diagnosed with a severe brain tumor. Buddy has served the residents of Franklin County as a Volunteer Firefighter and has put his life on the line many times with his job in public service.  The event organizers request that you come out, have some fun and support Buddy and his family in their time of need. All proceeds and donations from the FunDay events will go to assist Buddy with his medical expenses.  

For additional questions or info contact:

Ms. Chonda Ellis 601-384-0607 or Ms Mary Lunsford 601-754-1206

Registration - Pre-register post mark by mail is no later than Wednesday, April 25th.  Race day registration begins at 7am (but late registration can not guarantee T-shirt) at the District 5 Volunteer Fire Department location. Race packets may be picked up at FC District 5 VFD from 3-6 pm on Friday, May 4th.  


Entry Line:  The starting line is behind Fenn's Grocery.  The route will be Berrytown rd, turn right on Freeman rd, left on Wallace Rd and the Finish Line will be on Mt. Zion Baptist Church Rd.  Food and drinks furnished at the finish line area.  A bus and other vehicles will be available  to take participants back to the starting line.  

To Enter - provide the following :  first, middle and last name - date of birth - age - sex - address (city, state and zip) - email address - phone # - plus name the event (5K Run / 5K Walk)  - shirt size YM YL S M L XL XXL - mail check with  fee's along with all information to:


Buddy's FunDay 5K 
% Chonda Ellis 
P O Box 251
Meadville, MS 39653  

Check and information can also be dropped off at Herring Gas - Fleet and Safety Office in Meadville, Ms.  


Source: FCNews Staff / Race Committee