The business meeting for the Richlands Ruritans on Aug. 10 featured a pork BBQ supper and plans for the upcoming raffle. The Ruritans have planned a raffle of a pistol in order to raise money to fund additional community projects. The raffle ticket sales began on Sept. 6 and will end on Nov. 1. The raffle prize will be a Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 pistol with integrated laser sight. Sales are limited to 100 tickets and the ticket price will be $10. See a local Richland Ruritan to buy a ticket.
The club voted to make a donation of $300 to the Greenbrier East High School Band Camp to provide scholarships for youngsters.
The Richlands Ruritans club meets on the second Wednesday of each month for a dinner meeting at the Calvary Methodist Church on Midland Trail East in Richlands. The Ruritan Civic organization is a national network of clubs working together for a stronger America. The Ruritans’ focus is to support community services in small towns and rural communities across America. The Ruritans were founded in 1928 in Holland, VA, and celebrated their 93rd year last May. The Richlands Ruritans Club provides scholarships to local college students and 4-H campers and maintains Tuckwiller Park.