There are two major fund raising events upcoming to benefit local residents struggling with cancer and the financial affects for them and their families. Times have been challenging for many of us, but not nearly as challenging as it is for these two community members.
On Thursday, Mar. 18, there will be a benefit dinner and auction for the family of seven-year-old Ethan Jostad. Spaghetti is coming from Antonio’s and will be served by the capable hands of Jackson County Fire District 3 men and women. Coffee will be provided by Starbucks. Following dinner there will be a dessert auction.
The event will be held at the Little Butte School cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. Donations and bidding on the dessert will go toward the incredible expenses incurred by the Jostad family.
If you cannot attend the dinner, but want to help, your donation may be done in one of two ways: To their PayPal account. Visit www.paypal.com under the Home Screen, select Send Money, and their account is: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Rogue Federal Credit Union and ask about the Ethan Jostad account.
The second fundraising event next week is on Saturday, Mar. 20. It is for Clint Garrison, owner of Cam Automotive in Eagle Point. Cam was diagnosed with cancer in his spine and throat and has endured numerous surgeries.
A fun time will be had starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 20 at Ed’s Oasis. This will be a music benefit. Check out the list: Clint Ingbretson will be impersonating Elvis between 4-5 p.m. This will be followed by Broadway Phil and the Shouters and Jefferson. There will be a raffle, cash bar and dancing. There will be a $10 cash donation per person. Donations may be made in Clint Garrison’s name at any PremierWest Bank.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent