Prayers for Taylor event Saturday

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Taylor Smoot was in the back seat, on her way home from a night out in Greensboro early morning on July 12.

A wrong-way drunken driver on I-40 hit the car she was riding in head-on.

Smoot’s friend who was driving the car was killed. Another in the front seat was severely injured.

So was Smoot, who suffered multiple broken bones as well as severe head trauma.

After a few weeks in ICU at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, she was transferred to Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. Now, she is a patient at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga. for extensive rehabilitation.

Her parents – Roger and India Smoot of Mocksville – have never left her side. Family and friends have organized two fund-raisers to assist the family.

The first will be held Saturday, Aug. 29 at O’Reilly’s, Wilkesboro Street in Mocksville. Called Prayers for Taylor, it will include a car show by the DC Cruisers, a charity ride, hotdogs, bounce house, face painting, sno-cones and more from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Masonic Picnic Grounds off North Main Street in Mocksville, chicken and fish plates will be sold for $8 each. There will be a car show, bike show, live DJ, drawings, bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn and more.

Raffle tickets for $10 gives a chance to win a 2002 Mazda 626, a Honda 50 cc dirt bike and a $100 gift card. Tickets can be purchased at either event, with the drawing on Oct. 3.

To learn more, call Pete Smoot at 336-528-9885, Tina Gunter at 336-909-3232 or Shawn Smoot at 336-692-3910.