SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County Community Foundation announced this week they are canceling the live aspect of Community Day this year, holding the fundraising event virtually, once again, due to concerns of the community spread of COVID-19.
Salyersville National Bank President Donna Salyer, who is on the Magoffin County Community Foundation Board of Advisors, told the Independent, “The decision was due to COVID. As bad as it is right now, we talked to the groups, and we’re just concerned it’s not a safe time to get everyone together.”
Salyer said seven people at the bank caught COVID-19 at a funeral recently, showing how easily the virus can spread.
“You just never know when you give it to someone else if it’s going to take them out, so we just want to be cautious,” Salyer said.
As they have done the last two years, the 18th Annual Magoffin County Community Day will be held virtually, with the participating nonprofit groups encouraged to hold fundraising events (taking up donations, raffles, etc.) to raise money, and Magoffin County Community Foundation Chair Scotty B. Patrick agreeing to match up to $35,000.
People in the community can donate to the Good Giving Campaign by contacting the Salyersville National Bank at 606-349-3131 or by contacting any of the participating nonprofit groups.
For the past 18 years, Magoffin County Community Day has been instrumental in helping local nonprofits and civic groups raise funds for the countless good things they do in the community, raising over $1.3 million in total since it began. Community Day usually brings in approximately $80,000 to $85,000 each year for local nonprofits, many of which depending on to keep operating each year.
The Independent will announce all updates to this year’s virtual Community Day as information is released.