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Benefit BBQ for Bill Schuller to be Held


A BBQ Fundraiser Dinner has been set for Saturday, July 26 to benefit Bill Schuller. The event will be held at The Crossing Center, 106 Mena Street, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Schuller was injured in a motorcycle accident in June 2014, while on a poker run to benefit charity, that resulted in broken bones and partial loss of his right leg, below the knee. However, this week, a new surgery was performed to remove the leg above the knee due to not having enough tissue to cover the bone.

Schuller has been employed at Rose Aircraft for more than six years. The employees at Rose Aircraft keep a catastrophe fund on hand for purposes such as this, usually a couple of hundred dollars, but Schuller’s medical expenses will far exceed that. As a result, his co-workers have organized a fundraiser to help even more.

All of the food was donated and Jason Goodner will be on hand to BBQ the pork and beef. In addition, there will be baked beans, potato salad, dessert, and a drink, all for a minimum $5 donation.

There will also be a silent auction, raffle, door prizes, and a dessert auction.

Event organizer Dena Johnson stated, “Rose Aircraft employees very much appreciate everyone who has donated items.” For more information about the BBQ dinner, contact Dena Johnson at 479-394-8408.

Hog Country Cycles will also have a Poker Run the same day, that will start at 10 a.m. from Hog Country Cycles. The cost is $20 per head and will end at the BBQ Fundraiser at The Crossing. For more information about the poker run, call Hog Country Cycles at 479-437-3034


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