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Log-A-Load

Annual charity event benefits WVU Children’s Hospital

The Inter-Mountain photos by Brooke Hinzman Danny Sines, president of the Mountain Loggers Group, Inc., presents a $96,010.55 check to representatives from WVU Children’s Hospital at the Log-A-Load for Kids Auction. From left are Dr. Larry Rhodes, Sines, Cheryl Jones and Cindy Liberatore.

ELKINS — The Mountain Loggers Group, Inc. hosted the 83rd Log-A-Load for Kids Auction at Newlons International during the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival.

The annual event raises funds for WVU Children’s Hospital. Since its inaugural year in 1996, the event has raised $1,764,518 for the hospital.

“It would not be possible without the loggers, the buyers and everybody here in this room helping out, so we thank everybody involved with this,” said Danny Sines, president of the Mountain Loggers Group.

Sines presented representatives from WVU Children’s with a check for $96,010.55 accounting for the funds raised during last year’s auction.

“The dollars and the fundraising that you all do for us is incredible, and when you think of a log auction, most folks can’t believe the money that has been raised from this event throughout the years, and that all goes to helping kids,” said Cheryl Jones, RN, director of WVU Children’s Hospital. “Your kindness really impacts those kids. The loggers have been such good friends to us, and I look forward to this event every year.”

Rudy Bender acted as the auctioneer for the Log-A-Load for Kids Auction at Newlon’s International in Elkins.

“For those of you who have not made it to Morgantown to see the children’s hospital, I welcome you. We’ll take you on a tour, and you’ll see the fruits of your labor. You’ll see the impact that you’re having everyday with our kids,” she said.

Last year’s top contributors were recognized at the event– Heritage Hardwoods, J C Lumber Company, Weyerhaeuser and Northwest Hardwoods.

This year’s auction featured 32 total lots, 23 being loads of logs.

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