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Mornings unPHILtered - Memory Walk at BA Saturday
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    It was a guest-rich show Thursday on “Mornings unPhiltered.”
    Host Phil Boyum first brought on Laura Wheaton, chair of Friends of Henderson Library Board, Molly Sisson, member of the Board, and Bede Mitchell, dean of Henderson Library, who all came on the show to talk about the upcoming GSU Zach Henderson Library fundraiser & auction.
    Mitchell said that the library was forced to cut some $400,000 from their budget this year, much of which was achieved by cutting magazine and periodical subscriptions for patrons. Therefore, it was necessary to raise these funds some other way. The monies collected will go towards purchasing new books and other information resources.
    The “Dean's Tailgate Party/Raffle/Auction” will be held at the Statesboro Holiday Inn on Saturday, before and during the Georgia Southern-Appalachian State football game.  The party gets underway and tickets cost $30, which includes a tailgate buffet plus two drinks from the Dean's Beer and Wine selection. Raffle tickets can be purchased during the fundraiser, and ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
    Attendees can watch the GSU/ASU game on the big screen at the Holiday Inn, while they eat from the buffet. It will be catered by Emma's Restaurant and will include Slider Burgers with Chili Lime Mayo, Lemon Pepper Wings, Italian Sausages with Peppers, a Vegetable Tray with special Ranch Dip, along with Chips and Salsa, and homemade Pumpkin Bars.
    Up for raffle will be two game tickets and two passes to the President's Sky Box at Paulson Stadium for one of the two November home football games (Furman & Citadel), a football autographed by Coach Chris Hatcher, and an 18x21 unframed print of the Henderson Library. Raffle tickets will cost $5 each, and can purchased before the event by calling 478-5115 or by stopping by Dean Mitchell's office at the Henderson Library between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.
     Next up on the show, Boyum introduced members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Alzheimer's Association to talk about Saturday's Third Annual Memory Walk & Run. In the studio were event chair Darron Burnette, with Sea Island Bank, Cassie Justin, Citizens Bank, Christy Marsh, Ag South Mortgage, and Molly Sisson, Sea Island.
    The event will be held at Bulloch Academy, with registration at 8:30. The run begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The group hopes to raise $30,000, which is being raised to fight Alzheimer's, the sixth most prevalent disease in the United States.
    In addition to paying for research, donations will go towards helping family members of those suffering from the disease.
    Statesboro Herald sports editor Matt Yogus was Thursday's final guest. Yogus talked about the huge rivalry that is the GSU-App State football game Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. The two teams have nine national championships between them, and the game is often won onthe last play. If GSU beats Appalachian State, they will shoot up in the FCS rankings and in the SoCon.
    Yogus said the keys to winning the game are containing Appalachian's star quarterback Armanti Edwards, defensive coach Ashley Anders' ability to keep App State's offense guessing, and GSU quarterback Lee Chappel having the game of his career.
    “Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on
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