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Benefit Saturday for family burned out of mobile home

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

LYNDON – A benefit for a family burned out of their mobile home Jan. 31 will be held Saturday at Bears Showtown USA, and will feature a blind darts tournament, a pool tournament, bands, a live auction, food and more.

The benefit begins at 11 a.m. and runs until closing. The live auction begins at 5 p.m.; baskets of items and gift certificates will be sold. There will be 50/50 drawings every hour from 2 to 8 p.m.

There is no admission fee, but food is $10 a plate, as is participation in either the pool or darts tourney; those who enter either eat for free.

Dinner at the Kids’ Table take the stage at 9 p.m.

Jeff and Sherry Walters and their 28-year-old son, Justin Keefer, lost their home, all their possessions and their pets – two terriers, a kitten and a gecko – when a gas leak from their furnace ignited a fire. Sherry works at Hardee’s in Rock Falls; Justin and Jeff are unable to work.

The Lost Prophets, a social club that does charitable work and of which the Walterses are members, is organizing the benefit with the bar.

Call Bears at 815-778-0159 or go to its Facebook page for details.

DezeRae Gladhill, niece of the Walterses, also is taking monetary donations at the Shell station at 1111 W. Rock Falls Road (U.S. Route 30) in Rock Falls. She can be reached there at 815-626-4169.

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