Families in Need benefit dinner is Saturday

By Dean Palmer - Special to the News

The local group Families In Need will host an evening of food, fellowship, music and prizes beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The annual barbecue supper and gun giveaway is an effort to raise funds to be used in helping area families with need during the coming months.

The barbecue meal will be offered at the Westfield Ruritan Community Building with both eat-in and take-out plates available. All meals will be served on a donations-only basis.

Other activities will include live bluegrass music, courtesy of Hersey McMillian and the Shindiggers, along with a drawing for a pair of $500 cash prizes.

The evening’s highlight will be a “20 guns in 20 minutes” giveaway. Tickets will be available for a $20 donation. A pair of barbecue dinners will be included with each purchase of five tickets. The drawing will take place at 7:30 but the winner does not have to be present. All state and federal gun laws, including eligibility requirements, will apply.

According to group representative Grant Tilley, all proceeds from the evening will go toward the Families In Need mission of helping those with need and may include assistance with grocery and utility bills, heating needs and gas cards. The group also plans to provide Christmas gifts for the children of some 30 area families with need.

For additional information, Tilley can be reached at (336) 351-4235.

“We want to invite everybody to come out and join us for a good time and a good meal,” Tilley said.

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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