OPERATION ROADBLOCK — COVID-19 may have interrupted fundraising efforts for Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope and caused the 20th annual event not to take place, but it is not stopping local teams from raising money to help their friends and neighbors who are battling cancer. Team captains, including (back, from left) Cheryl Reddin, LaDonna Tomlinson, Melanie Hill, Melinda Webster, Joella Wilson and (front, from left) Joanne Duckworth, and executive director Lorraine Gossett have been making plans for team members to blanket Obion County this Saturday from noon-6 p.m. for Operation Roadblock. They will be stationed at popular intersections in Union City, Samburg, Obion, Kenton, South Fulton and Woodland Mills to collect money for the Hometown Walk of Hope. Among the teams participating will be Southlane Bowling & Friends, J’Cettes, Team Friends, First Church of God, the Courthouse Team, Amedisys Team and the team from Abilis. A little more than $75,000 still needs to be raised to meet the annual budget set to help cancer patients with expenses, including such things as traveling to doctor’s visits, food, insurance payments, utilities and rent.

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