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Cookout Saturday a benefit for former Raynor worker

Steve Sharp
Steve Sharp

STERLING – A benefit for Steve Sharp, who has cancer of the lung, liver, kidney and now lymph nodes, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North End Shell, 1801 N. Locust St.

Sharp, 65, worked for North End until recently, and also just retired in May from Raynor Garage Doors in Dixon, where he worked for 25 years.

Sharp is an avid photographer. Those who know him rarely see him without a camera, and he’s shot his share of local weddings and other events. He’s also a huge history buff; he and his father, the late Robert Sharp, shared a passion for Abraham Lincoln. His dad, in fact, was a well-known Lincoln impersonator.

Sharp has three children: Laura (Greg) Jackson, of Sterling, Eric (Julia) Sharp, of Winter Park, Florida, and Lincoln (Laura) Sharp, of Dixon. His grandchildren are Alexis Rascon, 19, Sedrick James, 15, and Gregger Jackson, 7, Laura’s children; and Lincoln’s kids: Ashley, 15, and Claire, 1. Both Lincoln and Eric also have babies due in December.

“He’s a very good grandfather,” Laura said. “He’s never missed a football game, a concert ...”

Burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, water and pop will be sold. Proceeds will help pay Sharp’s medical expenses.

Call Rosa Barb, 815-590-7500, for more information.

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