The Kountry Powder Puffs of Newberry, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, hosted a benefit on June 10 for the Freedom and Hope Foundation. Around 120 people attended the event at Avaleigh Presbyterian Church on Calhoun Street in Newberry.
Entertainment for the evening was The Oasis, a local southern gospel group. A comedy fashion show was put on by The Kountry Powder Puffs and Hopper the Clown.
Terry Cotney, founder of The Freedom and Hope Foundation, along with some of the wounded warriors and a disabled child spoke. Cotney also showed a slide show which revealed hope and joy on the faces of the children and men during their outings.
The foundation gives special thanks to Avaleigh, The Oasis, local businesses and the community for the donations of their time, money, door prizes, food, soft drinks and ice and paper products to make this event a success.
A check in the amount of $1,750 was presented to Terry Cotney from the money raised for the benefit. The funds will be used to benefit children with cancer and cerebral palsy as well as the wounded warriors program. Special fishing and hunting trips will be provided as well as equipment and other necessary needs.
For more information about The Freedom and Hope Foundation, please call Terry Cotney at 271-1861.