Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on March 29, 2013 @ 6:57PM
Created on March 29, 2013 @ 4:10PM
Community members in Barbour County have been trying to save middle school sports for the past few month. Now, local businesses are getting in on the action, too.
Some places have promised to donate a portion of their sales back to the schools.
Others are holding fundraisers, including the Belington Prescription Center. On Friday, employees sold hot dogs and held free hearing screenings.
The store's manager told 5 News this has to be a community effort, if they hope to save the sports.
"I think it's very important for two reasons. Mainly for the health, it also helps with decision making for the student. Health-wise, obesity is a problem. The decision making, it'll improve in their academic processes," said Carl K. Hedrick, Jr., the pharmacist in charge at Belington Prescription Center.
Now, this isn't the only fundraising effort by folks in Barbour County. On Monday, two Philippi Middle School teachers will begin their walk to Canton, Ohio in hopes to raise $50,000.
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