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Community

Benefit Saturday to help local man

DIXON – A benefit to buy a chairlift for a Dixon man with a form of muscular dystrophy will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Elks Page Park, 7883 S. Lowell Park Road.

Dylan Spurgeon, 22, is unable to work because of Friedrich’s ataxia. Symptoms can include loss of coordination in the arms and legs, fatigue, vision impairment, hearing loss, slurred speech, curvature of the spine, diabetes mellitus, and an enlarged heart.

Spurgeon is the son of Cricket Spurgeon and Dan Spurgeon, both of Dixon. Cricket is Dylan’s full-time caregiver.

Admission is $5, which includes a hot dog or sloppy joe meal, and there will be a bake sale, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.

Call Joann Long, 815-284-8384, or Mandie Messenger, 815-440-2667, to donate money, or auction or bake sale items, or for more information.

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