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Bertie raises $7,000+ for tornado relief fund

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Bertie County Extension staff with raffled lawnmowerPhoto courtesy Richard RhodesCooperative Extension's Bertie County staff raised more than $7,000 for a county tornado relief fund. Bertie was hard hit by a spring tornado outbreak.

Bertie County’s Cooperative Extension staff raised $7,320 for that county’s tornado relief fund through a drawing for a donated John Deere riding lawnmower. Pictured from left to right are Extension staff members┬áMary Morris, Jen Harris, Richard Rhodes, Belinda Belch, Kathy Copeland and Sheila Powell.

Extension thanks East Coast Equipment and John Deere for donating the lawnmower and Mike Johnson, Joann Jordan, Caryn Jones, Cindy Perry, Leslie Watts, and Brenda Mizelle of Bertie County for selling tickets along with 19 counties of the Northeast Extension District.

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