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Jerry Carter: Man with the plan

Jerry Carter doesn’t need much more than the idea. He will make it happen – it being whatever he sets his mind to.

“I’ve got this great idea that I’ve had in my hip pocket for a while,” said Carter, the former owner of the Waynesboro Generals Valley League baseball team, now working feverishly on what could only be described as the mother of all fundraisers.

He’s calling it Panther Palooza, and the aim is to raise money for a new fence for the recently-approved fencing for the softball field at Page County High School. The thought process behind the event is interesting.

“Basically it’s to make it so that everybody who wants to participate in any way can do so,” said Carter, describing the Oct. 22-23 weekend of events, which includes, well, you name it.

There’s a car wash, a bake sale, an event T-shirt sale, a celebrity softball game, a chicken barbecue sale, performances by cloggers, a golf tournament, and a dinner auction to wrap things up.

Yeah. All of that and more. And Carter thinks the concept is one that will travel well.

“I’m calling this first event the blueprint. I think this is something that high schools up and down the Valley, teams in the Valley League, nonprofit organizations, you name it, can adopt for themselves and use to their benefit,” Carter said.

Follow the planning for the Panther Palooza at AroundTheValleyIn60Days.Wordpress.com.


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