Letter – Rescue Squad  Auxiliary grateful

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

The members of the Isle of Wight County Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary would like to express their sincere appreciation to the many businesses in Smithfield and Carrollton that supported our recent gift certificate basket raffle fundraiser.  

We are also very thankful for the many people in the community who made donations for raffle tickets. This project was very productive, raising $2,600.  

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The following businesses donated gift certificates for the two baskets: American Laser Art LLC, Anna’s Ristorante Pasta Vino & Pizza, Bayport Credit Union, Bon Vivant, Bubba & Frank’s Smokehouse BBQ, Burger King, Cone Slinger, Dave’s Service Center, Eclipse Pets, Farmer’s Table, Fast Lube, Finley’s General Store & Southern Boutique, Grafik Trenz, LLC, Hair Stop, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, Knox’s Automotive Center, Inc., Maggie Casey’s, Main Street Restaurant, McDonalds, No Short Kuts Hair/Nail, Office Express Plus, Papa John’s Pizza, Pearl’s Boutique, Ringo’s Donuts, Roses, Q Daddy’s Pitmaster BBQ, Smithfield Flags, Smithfield Food Lion, Smithfield Ice Cream Parlor, Subway, Taco Bell, Taste of Smithfield, the Christmas Store, Cockeyed Rooster Cafe, The Main Event, Tokyo Thai, True Value, Twisted Scizzers Hair Salon, Victoria’s Rose, Wharf Hill, Wharf Hill Brewing Co., Workout Anytime and Yummaries Bakery.  

Three businesses also sold raffle tickets for us: Knox’s Automotive Center, The Oaks Veterinary Clinic and Workout Anytime. Our thanks go to them as well.

These 43 businesses went all out to help us have a successful fundraising event. We are forever grateful.


Lydia Dunkailo


Isle of Wight County Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary of the Auxiliary



Emma Jean Brady

Fundraiser chairperson