Pizza Sales Support RATS

Feb. 9 was National Pizza Day, and this community came together for a special pizza party fundraiser. Lexington Domino’s volunteered to donate a percentage of all sales on that day to Rockbridge Area Transportation System.

Starting from when they opened in the morning, Lexington Domino’s was busy selling hundreds of pizzas to people all over the community, including staff and students at local public schools and colleges, groups of friends who walk together, working people on their lunch breaks, and families. There were people with disabilities eating pizza, people picnicking at Jordans Point, and even the founder of RATS, Joan Manley, who now lives in Clifton Forge, joined the pizza party.

Rush Earman, owner of Lexington Domino’s, noted that the community was very supportive of RATS. All of that pizza amounted to Lexington Domino’s donating $1,100 to RATS. It was one of the largest fundraisers Lexington Domino’s has had.

Thanks to all of the support, RATS is continuing to provide transportation for residents of the Rockbridge area, especially those who are elderly, have special needs, or have no other transportation. RATS is a local nonprofit started in 1995 by Joan Manley who uses a power wheelchair as the result of being hit head on by a drunk driver.

RATS would like to thank all community members for coming together to eat pizza and for their continued support of RATS. And a special thanks to Rush Earman for his support.

For more information about RATS, go to or call 463-3346.

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