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Galactic, trip-worthy fundraisers held in Olive Hill

Two groups were gathering funds to further their missions and goals on Saturday in Olive Hill.

The Galaxy Project held a bucket brigade downtown Olive Hill Saturday morning. Having already budgeted West Carter Middle School’s Galaxy Club $1,000 for a school-wide project to encourage students to lay down technology for fitness, the monies from today’s buckets, more than $1,300, will engage and support various clubs at West Carter High School. It will also support community service projects as well.

Galaxy’s mission is “empowering youth to build a community.” As a voice of the youth, Galaxy helps provide the funding, training, and resources needed so youth ideas can happen. Galaxy also assists with activity scholarships for youth who face sudden financial struggles.

Back on Railroad Street, the Olive Hill Senior Citizens Center sold a plate hotdog meal with all the trimmings. An auction was also held with various items ranging from entertainment appliances to household decor. Funds raised will benefit the group’s activity fund which allows the center to take seniors on shopping and educational trips, or otherwise places they wouldn’t necessarily go alone.

Cory Claxon can be reached at cclaxon@cartercounty.news or by phone at (606) 225-5912.

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