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168th kicks off Chimes for Charity

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Capt. Daniel Evans knocks out 55 pushups after challenging the community to call in and sponsor a child. After the phone lines were closed, Evans did one pushup for each sponsorship.
Standing, from left: Spc. Justin Morgan, Spc. Robert Holley, SSG Kevin Terrett, CSM Victor Watson, Maj. Hunter Belcher, LCT Barry Collins, and Capt. Daniel Evans. Seated, from left: SFC Chuck Burton and SFC Christopher Cole.
Soldiers from Dyersburg's 168th MP Battalion hosted the premiere broadcast of this year's Chimes for Charity to help raise money for the Dyersburg Jaycees. The final total from the evening was $3,924 with 55 children sponsored. This broke last year's beginning-night total, which was $3,561.

Members of the Dyer County High School JROTC also assisted the soldiers during the auction.

Security Bank will host Tuesday's broadcast of Chimes for Charity. The event will be featured as a live feed on the State Gazette website (www.stategazette.com) and the Chimes for Charity's website (chimes4charity.com). It will also air on CableOne's Channel 4, WTRO AM 1450 and Eagle 97.3 each night through Saturday from 7-10 p.m. and will start on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Funds raised through the auction will be used to host a Christmas party for local children.

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fifty five push ups gets a spot in the paper? the boys in county jail do a hundred at a time.

-- Posted by movingfaraway on Tue, Nov 13, 2012, at 6:29 PM

its good theyre helping kids though.

-- Posted by movingfaraway on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:09 AM

I guess there is more morans in dyersburg than I thouht compareing a soilder to a criminal on pushups

What has a inmate done for anyonewere as these people have served in the sands of middle east

So go ahead MOVEFARAWAY as you can,we dont need your kind here

-- Posted by tank2 on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 8:57 AM

I was commenting on the fact that a soldier doing fifty push ups is big enough news to get a spot in the paper. why not designate that space to more important news? It was nice to read about what the national guard did for the children, but seeing the push up thing was a bit much..If the guy had done ten for every donation, that would be worth a spot in the paper. Two years ago, Sylvester pulled a home made christmas float from his house to the downtown parade on a bicycle, just to show his love for the community and for the christmas spirit. While i did see his float in the paper along with all the others, i saw no mention of his efforts to get it there. Fifty push ups? Just sayin...and as far as my kind,... get rid of my kind, and youll be stuck with a population of meth head thieves.

-- Posted by movingfaraway on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:25 PM

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