|Wounded Warriors holds second annual fundraiser|
Phelps residents Lyle and Karen Spurgeon, along with Robin and Debbie Vold, coordinated the event, which featured a turkey dinner buffet with all the trimmings.“Because of the awesome crowd and generosity of raffle prizes and certificates from local community businesses and individuals, we sent a check for $9,100 to the WWIA,” said Vold. “Everyone opened up their hearts and supported our wounded heroes.”
Event proceeds will help provide six purple heart recipients, located throughout the country, an all-expenses-paid, two-day and three-night fishing event in Phelps with local fishing guides.
Any excess funds will be donated to the WWIA to help support other events.
“The crowd and the food served was fantastic,” said Karen Spurgeon. “We are excited about planning next year’s event.”
WWIA, a 501(c) organization, assists more than 100 Purple Heart veterans with recovery by providing various outdoor sporting opportunities at no cost.
Sunrise Lodge on West Short Drive will provide lodging and food at a reduced rate for the six veterans.
Those unable to attend can contribute via an account at Phelps First National Bank.
|Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:36 PM|