City of Vernon announces fundraiser for Andrea Hope Wright

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Cecilia Spears
Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 04:37 PM.

VERNON — The City of Vernon announced that the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is holding a fundraiser in support of Andrea Hope Wright, a 16-year-old student of Vernon High School who recently lost her leg due to a hunting accident this Sunday.

It was reported that Wright is undergoing multiple surgeries in near future and in efforts to raise money to help the family the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be having a fundraiser starting at 10 a.m. at the Tom Thumb in Vernon.

The Fire Department will have hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and sweet tea available. Donations will also be collected and appreciated, according to the Vernon Fire Department Fire Chief.

Vernon High School is also showing their support, as students will be participating in a Camo Day, a day of wearing camouflage in support of Wright on Jan. 22.

If there is any information on events to support Wright and her family please contact the Washington Count News at or

Drexal Harris was present requesting a possible variance for his property where the Tom Thumb and fruit stand are located.

He explained that a mandated 50-foot area in front of an establishment is too much and that he was interested in making it just a simple downtown store front where little less front property was required.

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