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Nine-year-old raises money for flood relief

By Staff | Jul 15, 2016

Editor’s Note: We thank Jim Meads for sharing this story and photo with The Chronicle.

Nine-year-old Lucy Mae Meeker wanted to help people who lost homes and property in the West Virginia floodso she had a bake sale. Without any help, she made and decorated 24 cup cakes and 36 brownies. Her parents assisted in setting up a table in front of the Town Library in Shepherdstown, where Lucy lives.

She sold out and people made donations resulting in $418.67 for flood relief. Lucy is sending the money to Greenbrier County. One hundred dollars will be sent to a Greenbrier County library and the rest will go to the flood relief team in that county.

Lucy will be in the fourth grade at Shepherdstown Elementary School. Lucy’s mom is Rachael Meads from Glenville who is a Gilmer County High graduate. Lucy’s dad is John Meeker, and Lucy has a 13-year-old sister, Flora. The family of four lives in Shepherdstown.

Lucy’s grandparents are Jim and Judy Meads of Glenville, and Jim and Jane Meeker of Tempe, Arizona. Lucy’s aunt and uncle, Sarah and Jeff Dodson, live in Bridgeport with her two cousins, Sam and Nate. Her great aunt and uncle, Judy and Bill Greenleaf, live in Spencer. Lucy’s extended family is challenging each other to help Lucy top $500 for WV flood relief. When Lucy’s grandparents told her that on the phone about the challenge to raise more money, she put the receiver down and screamed!