The office of Bedford County Clerk Donna Thomas held a pumpkin decorating contest the week of Halloween, asking customers to vote for their favorite entry with spare change.
The contest raised $165 for Donate Life Tennessee, which promotes organ donation. Local Donate Life Volunteer Donna Orr matched that amount with a donation to the David Orr/Donate Life Scholarship for Bedford County students. Donna Orr’s husband David Orr, who died in 2015, was a multiple lung transplant recipient. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at First Community Bank of Bedford County; more information about Donate Life and organ donation is available at https://donatelifetn.org/.