NEW MADISON — A benefit dinner and kid’s carnival will be held for former Preble Shawnee teacher Bill Moore on Friday, May 11.
Moore, who is battling bone cancer (multiple myeloma), is currently receiving treatments every two weeks which have been very successful, and as a result will allow him to have a stem cell transplant in early July, according to Moore’s daughter, Brittani Hampton.
“This procedure takes his stem cells, cleans them, and then puts them back in. He will be hospitalized anywhere from 15-30 days. Dad and mom have accumulated a tremendous amount of out of pocket expenses up to this point with his current treatment and he still has a few more of them left,” Hampton said on a social media post about the upcoming fundraisers. “We have all appreciated the prayers and love we have received so far. Cedar Grove and the help of wonderful friends have put together some fundraising events to help my mom and dad. We appreciate all of you so much and hope to see you at this event on May 11.”
A Fazoli’s spaghetti dinner will be held from from 4-7 p.m. Carry-out will be available.
The event will be held at Tri-Village Schools, where Moore graduated in 1974, in the Commons (main entry way of the school). Cost for the dinner is $10 for an adult meal and $7 for a children’s portion.
There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.
In addition, there will be a kid’s carnival that night. All games will be 25 cents.
These events coincide with the opening night of the Tri-Village High School play. Anyone who purchases a dinner may present their ticket at the door and receive a $2 discount to the play.
For those unable to attend, but would like to help out with the fundraising effort, donations can be sent to Cedar Grove Church, 373 Love Rd., New Paris, OH 45347. Or visit the church’s website, www.cedargrovechurch.net and go to the online giving tab. Mark the donation for the Bill Moore Fundraiser.
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