Group needs community’s help to create memorial license plate honoring Hanover mother killed by drunk driver

Posted at 5:57 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 17:58:00-05

Hanover County, Va. — A group hoping to honor Meg Menzies, the beloved Hanover mother killed by a drunk driver, is asking for the community’s help to reach their latest goal, according to reports from WTVR/CBS6 in Richmond, Va.

Friends and family of Meg Menzies are hoping enough people will pre-order the memorial license plates so production can start.

The group said they have received more than 450 commitments which is the magic number in passing the bill and moving forward with the Megsmiles license plates,WTVR/CBS6 reports.

However, they have only physically received 250 forms with checks. They need the other 200 forms before Tuesday February 16, 2016. If they don’t receive the additional forms and checks by that date, they will have to wait another year and start from scratch.

[Click here for the DMV order form.]

If they don’t meet this goal, all of the checks for plates will be refunded.

The group asks that you mail your completed order form with a $35 check made payable to “Megsmiles License Plate” no later than Monday February 15, 2016 to:

Megsmiles License Plate

9137 Chamberlayne Road, Suite 100

Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Meg Menzies was struck and killed by Michael Carlson while she ran on Route 54 in Mechanicsville in January of 2014.

After her death, runners around the world ran races and marathons in Meg’s honor.