Militia raises funds for  Appomattox Sheriff’s Office

Pictured from left: John Hinkle, Appomattox Board of Supervisors; Marty White, officer of Appomattox County Militia; and Gary Barton, Appomattox County Militia fundraising chairman.

The Appomattox County Militia held a raffle to raise money for the militia and equipment for the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Department.

On Friday, members Gary Barton, fundraising chairman, Marty White, an officer of the militia, and John Hinkle, a member of the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors, met at the Appomattox Train Station/Visitor’s Center in downtown Appomattox to hold a drawing to determine the raffle winners.

At 2 p.m. sharp, Hinkle drew the ticket for the first prize winner. His name is Steve Tomlin.

Steve was called and was excited to be the winner or either a Henry lever action rifle or $400 cash. After a few minutes of deliberation, he chose the cash.

Shortly after the first ticket was drawn, Hinkle again drew a ticket. The second-place winner is Gary Settles.  

Gary was incredibly surprised. He, along with Steve Tomlin, will be receiving their winnings later this week.

Thanks, and congratulations go out to all the participants and to the winners of this raffle.

The sheriff’s department will be receiving three First Responder First Aid Kits from the militia’s efforts in their behalf. The militia thanks all first responders for their commitment to our community.

Special thanks go out to Barton and the whole militia team for all their efforts. Gary spent hours distributing tickets and tracking and tabulating the sales, and running a very time-sensitive program on time.

We would also like to thank John Hinkle for support of the militia and  his time Friday drawing the winners.

Please keep in touch with your militia member or contact the militia at for your next chance to participate in one of the Appomattox County Militia’s events or to find out how to become a member of the militia.

Upcoming events include: A Spring Food Drive, Assisting  with parking at the Oyster Festival, and a Spring Fundraiser. Find activities in the Community Calendar section of the Times Virginian.

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