Roadblocks to help Angels to World Series

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2006

VIDALIA &8212; The final push to complete funding for the World Series bound Vidalia Angels will be held this weekend.

Roadblocks in Vidalia and Natchez will be set up from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, accepting motorists donations. The roadblocks in Natchez

will be set up at the intersection of U.S. 61 and 84 and in Vidalia at the main intersection on Carter Street near the post office.

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&8220;This will be our last time to raise the money needed to send the Angels to the World Series,&8221; team organizer Tina Thompson said.

The Angels have earned a No. 1 state ranking and a No. 4 world ranking in the eight and under girls softball league and play in the USSSA. The 14 girls need approximately $5,000 to meet travel needs, beginning early Monday to Orlando, Fla. The team raised close to $9,000 through fundraisers and donations.

A chicken dinner will also be offered to anyone wanting to contribute. The dinner cost $5 and includes a barbecue chicken leg quarter, baked beans, potato salad, a roll and cake.

The plates can be ordered by calling Tina Thompson at 601-807-2229. Plates can be picked up at Vidalia Junior High School from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday. Large orders can be delivered, Thompson said.