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Golden Moments: The Worley Benefit

"It was such a beautiful and busy day!!!" said Deanna Huss, one of the organizers of a benefit that was held this month in Lomax for her brother-in-law Larry Worley, who is undergoing treatment for colon cancer.

The benefit began around 11 a.m. Sunday, April 11th with an auction of many donated items, starting at 1 p.m. lasting until 5 p.m. There was a cake walk, a 50/50 raffle, and music in the shelter house.

Deanna said, "The benefit was a HUGE success accomplished by all the hard work of the volunteers and such a wonderful group of communities involved. Larry and his family were overwhelmed and very thankful to all of their friends in the community."

The family wanted to make sure that Gene Roark and Sharon Newman were mentioned who helped with the auctioneering which was a wonderful success.

"Gene did a wonderful job at getting support from the crowd! We had many people just come and volunteer their help for the day in any way they could, such as frying the fish, running errands, helping with the auction, and so forth. We had so many donated items for the auction and lots of delicious food that so many giving people in the community brought by--it was wonderful!"

A half a hog was barbecued and over 170 lbs of fish was fixed for the event and they ran out by the end of the day!

The cake walk went over extremely well.

"I'm assuming that no one had change left in their ash trays of their cars by the time the day was over," Deanna said.

"There were also MANY gift certificates from businesses around the area that were raffled and auctioned off which was a big help."

The event may not be a cure for cancer, but it certainly is a cure for the depressed and helpless feelings that accompanies cancer.

It's like a shot in the arm.

Although the Worleys and Husses have not disclosed an exact dollar amount resulting from the fund-raiser, it was a good amount toward the ongoing costs of the fight Larry is dealing with.

The Worleys and the Husses were busy serving pulled pork and fried fish on Sunday, April 11th, the day so many thoughtful people in the community came to the Lomax park to contribute to the Larry Worley Benefit. Larry had colon cancer surgery and funds are helping with Larry's medical expenses.