Monday, October 7, 2013

Kevin Patton Benefit

 The Kevin Patton Benefit was held at the Farmersville Fire Station on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The event, sponsored by the Farmersville Area Business Association, sought to raise funds for Patton's cancer fight.
 Germantown's band, The Greasers, provided entertainment.

The Greasers perform "At the Hop"

The benefit offered a selection of food for sale, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.Contributions were sought to help pay Patton's medical expenses.

 Sherry Wallace, FABA president, kicks the evening off. The event started at 4:30 pm to a packed house even though it was raining heavily.

 Food was available at the back of the fire station and the long line snaked its way through numerous loops.

 At 4:30 pm there were a few empty seats but that's because so many were still in line for food.

 The Greasers have been playing since 1976. For information on the band, click here.

 Audio mixing was done at the back of the room.

Delbert Sharrett (l), a WWII veteran, enjoyed the 50's music by nodding along with the beat of the music.

 Kevin (m) and Molly (l) Patton are interviewed by Benjamin Mersch with the Germantown Press. I talked briefly to both of them. Said Kevin, "I"m really a little overwhelmed."

 This picture of Molly and Kevin Patton celebrate their successful Farmersville business, Miss Molly's Bakery and Cafe.

 Here's an overview of the crowd at about 5:30 pm.

 Tables with raffle items are displayed at the back of the room.

 "Miss Molly" (l) picks a raffle ticket from a basket. The winners then walked to the front of the room and collected their winnings.

 The next day, Sherry Wallace wrote on her Facebook page, ""My dear friends and wonderful community .... it is with the warmest of hearts I thank you for supporting the Kevin Patton Benefit this evening."

"You gave up your cozy homes and football games to come to the Farmersville Fire Station and help FABA with a wonderful show of love and support for our 'Miss Molly' family."

 "You opened your hearts and wallets. To those who donated items ... just God bless you so much."

"Your loving contributions brought a much needed boost to Kevin and you all made me feel  so incredibly blessed to live in a community where, when one of us hurts, we all feel the pain."

 Later (October 12, 2013) this painted sign appears in the front window of Miss Molly's Bakery & Cafe ...

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