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Getting dunked for a good cause

Town of West Point leaders came together on Friday evening for a good cause, raising more than $1,300 for the American Cancer Society. “Dunk the Chiefs and Town Manager” was held as part of the Food Trucks by the River event, which was held at Riverwalk Park. Above, Chief Spencer Cheatham of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Tim Sawyer of the West Point Police Department, and Town Manager John Edwards Jr. all took turns in the dunking booth, with Sawyer (standing atop the booth) raising the most money. Coming in a close second was Edwards, right, with Cheatham, at left, coming in third. But Cheatham, wearing scuba gear in photo at right before entering the dunk tank, was “definitely the one who took the most dunks and let lots of kids have ‘test throws,’” according to a post on Facebook. Combined, the three collected $1,327, which will be benefit the Relay for Life of New Kent ACS team. West Point’s next Food Trucks by the River event will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, beg...

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