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Deputy toy drive gets boost from Civic auction

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From left, Vester, Tripp and Sterzer. From left, Vester, Tripp and Sterzer. rrspin.com

Hubert Vester Auto Group and Honda of Roanoke Rapids made a major contribution to Sheriff Wes Tripp’s Benefiting the Children of Halifax County Christmas deputy toy drive today.

The donation of $3,552 came from the auction of a 2017 Civic Type R said Michael Sterzer, general manager.

The auction was part of Vester’s participation in the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association statewide First Responders Appreciation Day, said company COO Chris Vester.

“It’s to give thanks for what they do. They allow us to pick a project. We picked Benefiting the Children of Halifax County.”

Programs like Benefiting the Children, Vester said, make interaction with law enforcement easier and helps lessen the likelihood of serious interactions later in life.

“It’s a big help to the ongoing project,” Tripp said.

This was the second toy donation in the 2017 effort. Touch-A-Truck on July 15 helped the Tripp collect more than 300 toys.

Around Thanksgiving, Tripp said the sales staff and deputies will go on a shopping spree to Walmart to buy toys for distribution to children in the Enfield and Hollister areas. “The last two we did in Hobgood and Scotland Neck. I’m very humbled and appreciative. This will help buy more toys.”

Tripp is asking for donations of new and unwrapped toys from the public. There will also be lunches and plate sales for the effort.

The Vester donation, he said, “Is a great start.”

Anyone wishing to begin donating may call Tripp at 252-578-6761.

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