CORNHOLE COMPETITION … Jason Borton (left) and one of the tournament winners Chad Wagner (right). (PHOTOS BY LACIE FISH, STAFF)
By Lacie Fish
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. And this is exactly what happened Saturday at the Block Party Benefit for Chris Lantz.
Chris was in a tractor-trailer rollover accident and is recovering from a broken neck and back, fractured ribs, and collapsed lungs.
Over 200 people showed up for this wonderful event. Fifty-eight bikes joined in the run and went 100 miles. There was a 50/50 drawing, Poker hand, gun raffle, cornhole competition, silent auction, live auction, and live music.
The silent and live auctions did amazing. Les Gleckler won the 50/50 drawing of $386 and donated 90% back to Chris and his family. Partners Chad and Dan won the cornhole competition and won t-shirts.
The poker hand was won by Rex, who won $155 and donated it back to the family also. Several certificates were donated for the benefit. Phantom Fireworks donated one for $200.
The live music was a big hit. Adrenaline played along with Heidi Paxton, TJ Reno, and others. The benefit went until 1 a.m., with Mel’s closing at 2 a.m. Terry Brehm stated, “ Thank the Lord for a very good day.”
It might have been hot, but that didn’t stop everyone from having a fantastic time and coming together for an excellent cause.
A big thank you to all the merchants who participated and Brenda Shoemaker for organizing the bake goods portion of the event.
Lacie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIKE RUN … A member of the run directs bikes onto road from behind Mel’s in Fayette last Saturday.