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.