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A fundraiser is being held to benefit Brittany Shoemaker, shown below with her husband Kris. Funds will help offset new and ongoing medical bills related to her heart condition.
From the Tribune-News
The planning committee has finalized details of the Brittany Shoemaker fundraiser "Heart Strong for Brittany" for this Saturday, September 13.
Money raised will be used to help Shoemaker with her additional medical bills as well as previous ones related to her heart condition.
A variety of activities are planned with a cornhole tournament at noon at Big Blue Storage on SR 105 in South Whitley. For information on the cornhole, call Joe Grant, 579-3373 or Rob Sleighter, 224-1614.
One of the events you cannot miss is the auction at 6:30 p.m. There is such a wide variety of items from a 12-volt John Deere Ground Loader for kids, an iPad mini, stainless steel refrigerator and other household items, a Dwayne Allen autographed Colts photograph, Phillips 66 Neon sign, Pacers tickets, quilts, truckload of wood, 23” flat screen TV, certificates to special places and lots more. Anyone willing to donate an item, can call Don King, 229-1554.
Backwater Band is playing from 7 to 10 p.m. under a tent to the north of the Brownstone on State building. Audience members will be seated under a tent with popcorn and pop available.
Big Ray will be waiting for you at his dunk tank at Carol’s Corner, $1 per throw or $20 for a drop. Also Carol Eberly will have some children’s activities along with Kona Ice special slushes. Sunbeam, the clown, along with Vicki Sprunger and her friends will entertain children, too, at the fire station. Food at the fire station will include hot dogs, pulled pork, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, Amish potato salad, homemade pies and soft drinks. A free will offering will be taken for the food. Checks may be payable to Brittany Shoemaker.
A bake sale starts at 4:30 p.m. Anyone willing to donate an item, contact Martha Trier, 248-1776 or Alice Nicodemus, 723-4297. We appreciate your donation of a baked item. If anyone would like to help set-up or organize a children’s activity at Carol’s Corner, call Carol at 610-4370.
For other information, contact James Rodgers, 503-7177 or Renee Grant, 416-6664. Brittany and Kris, their families and everyone who has been a part of the planning of this event appreciate your support this Saturday, September 13 and from our hearts—thank you!
Committee members are James Rodgers, Joe and Renee Grant, Amy Stafford, Kris Shoemaker, Don and Christine King, Carol Eberly, Alice Nicodemus, Martha Trier, Tim and Kim Smith, Traci Kreider and Beth Ann Sickafoose.