Family creates scholarship in memory of Hyde Park soldier

HYDE PARK—Brett and Zellene Allred wanted to find a way to give back to the community that supported them through the death of their son, Michael, who was killed in a suicide car bombing in Fallujah, Iraq, on Sept. 6, 2004. So, in 2006, they created the Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred Scholarship Foundation in Michael’s memory.

Richard Hansen memorial golf tournament

Image: Tournament signup

One more day left to sign up for the First Annual Richard Hansen Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds to benefit the Smithfield Blue Sox. The four-person scramble tournament starts at 8 a.m. an Friday, July 23 at the Birch Creek Golf Course.

A packed day at A&W to help a little boy

Image: Hester taking orders — Amanda Hester taking orders at Smithfield A&W from Dietrich’s grandma, Donna Crosby (right) and her friend Gail Clayton (middle). On the counter is the donation jar with a picture of Dietrich on it. There were $719 in cash and checks dropped in the jar along with $2033 of profits donated by Smithfield A&W.

It was packed at the Smithfield A&W. From the moment they opened the doors Saturday morning until they closed at 10 p.m. the line never stopped. “It was the craziest day I’ve ever seen,” said owner Alex Davies. “We had every crew member and even my parents in to help. We did four days worth of business all rolled into one.” Of course, it was for a good cause. All profits were being donated to help Lee and Maylynn Crosby’s son — Dietrich.