Come June 4, the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department will participate in Special Olympics annual Torch Run, but assistant head jailer James Booth is raising funds now.
Booth is selling World’s Finest Chocolate candy bars to fund the expenses of the Special Olympics Torch Run held annually to bring notice to the event and supported by law enforcement statewide.
Booth, who began working for Botetourt County in January, is selling the candy bars in the front lobby of the new Botetourt Craig Public Safety Building with the help of longtime department employee receptionist and secretary Sarah Britt. Each candy bar is $1.25 and proceeds go to the Torch Run. Botetourt County’s portion of the run goes from the Botetourt County line on U.S. 460 through into Bedford County to the Montvale Gasoline tanks.
“Even Sheriff Sprinkle runs in the race,” said Booth, who is building the team. The Botetourt portion of the race is 12 miles long, he also stated.
Botetourt Sheriff’s Department is part of Region 10 in the run and that also includes the police and sheriff’s departments in Roanoke City and Roanoke County, he noted. Captain Chuck Hart of Roanoke County is the coordinator for Region 10.