Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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        Fundraising Scholarship Event Draws a Crowd

Fundraising Scholarship Event Draws a Crowd



Evan Collins was a volunteer EMT for the Kempsville Rescue Squad up until his death in May of 2011. In his memory, family and friends come together twice a year to raise money for The Evan Collins Memorial EMT Scholarship Fund so that another deserving young man or woman can pursue their dream of becoming an EMT. The Fundraiser was held at the El Gran Rodeo Mexican restaurant in Kempsville. Almost $1400 was raised at the event.


Kayla Bradford, left, and The Shopper Account Executive and Evans mom Kym Bach

Tyler Cottrell

Evans brother Wesley Collins and Ashley McNeal

Cake Pop raffle item donated by Merry Morsels Heather Arter

Raffle items donated by local small business owners

Bryce Yarbrough, left, and Kyle Oliver

From Left: Valeri and Shannon Polk, and The Shopper Account Executive and Evans mom Kym Bach

From left: Frank and Judi Bowen, Patty Thomas, and Connie LaCross

Betty and Bud Merritt

From left: Kempsville High School Art Teacher Sam Kirby, Evans sister Meghan Collins, and Kurt Jamesohn

Friends of Evans who came out to support this great cause!

Bryce Yarbrough

Kayla Bradford

Kyle Oliver

Vinnie Powel

Evan Collins