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Mayfield hosting Chair-ity event
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Participating Organizations:

Arts Association of Newton County
Community Food Pantry
Covington Lion's Club
Covington Woman's Club
Covington Y
CURE Childhood Cancer
Friends of Newton County Library
Friends of Newton Parks
Habitat for Humanity Newton County
Human Society
Main Street
Miracle League of Newton County
Newton Education Fund
Newton Medical Auxiliary
Newton County Special Olympics
Newton County 4-H
Relay for Life
Washington Street Community Center

The Mayfield Hardware Company is sponsoring a delightfully punny fundraiser for local non-profits: The Helpful Chair-ity Event.

The company purchased 20 Adirondack chairs and donated them to 20 non-profit organizations around Newton County. The chairs are being individually decorated by each non-profit and will be raffled off April 16, with all the proceeds being split evenly between the 20 non-profits.

Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday from either Mayfield location, on the square at 1115 Washington St. S.W. or in Newton Plaza at 3173 Highway 278 N.E. People can purchase 1 ticket for $5, 6 for $25, 15 for $50, 25 for $75 or 40 for $100.

"Mayfield Ace Hardware has a core value of being helpful to the community and we wanted to highlight other organizations in the county and at the same time raise a little money for them," Mayfield Hardware Manager Kendra Mayfield said. "There is a lot of good going on in our community, a lot of tremendously dedicated people."

Mayfield Hardware will be displaying some of chairs at its store, while the others will be displayed at the locations of various non-profits. Mayfield will be highlighting a different chair each day on its Facebook page.

"Everyone has taken it in their own direction, I think it's been fun," Mayfield said, noting that a local Girl Scout troop has already pledged to buy $400 worth of tickets.

In addition to supporting 18 local non-profits, each Mayfield location is decorating a chair and will donate money to CURE Childhood Cancer and Relay for Life.