The Bonsack/Blue Ridge Ruritan Club recently made a donation of Beanie Babies to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Station 2 in Vinton and the Vinton Police Department for them to hand out to children during crisis situations.
The club has been serving Eastern Roanoke and South Botetourt Counties for over 70 years– since 1952. The organization has been instrumental in the transitioning of a rural community to a suburban one (connecting what is now East Ruritan and West Ruritan Roads, installing streetlights, and the building of a school, fire station, and library).
The Ruritans’ stated objective is to continue to meet the community’s needs. The club sponsors blood drives, awards a scholarship to a graduating senior at William Byrd High School, and places flags on military graves on patriotic holidays.
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Submitted by Bonsack/Blue Ridge Ruritan Club