Friday, January 31, 2020

Roger Lauckner Benefit

What a wonderful benefit for Roger Lauckner on Tuesday night, January 21st, at CBS' here in Carrington!

A Baked Potato and Chili Supper sponsored by the American Legion/VFW and their Auxiliaries had an amazing community turnout! The lines of people were constant from 5:30 p.m. all the way till the abundance of chili ran out and the last two potatoes were served around 7 o'clock.

 Folks completely filled the dining area throughout the evening, visiting and showing support to a well-loved community member who needed a helping hand.

Roger's wife Linda addressed the crowd, ending with tears of appreciation for the thoughtfulness and generosity of the community.

Still recuperating from his 6 month stay at the VA Hospital in Fargo, Roger moved around slowly with help from his walking aides and even managed to take his place on stage and strum some tunes while people were dining and participating in the silent auction.

 Roger's well-wishers outdid themselves in providing items for the silent auction... so by the end of the evening, along with donations from the freewill supper, the fundraiser accumulated around $6,700. Quite an incredible show of love and support from the community!

(Kudos to everyone who participated in making this benefit possible, to the American Legion and VFW and their auxiliary ladies who prepared and served the supper, to the folks who donated items for the silent auction, to Barton Meats who donated 20 pounds of hamburger for the chili, to the folks who donated money for the freewill supper, to the people who bid very generously at the auction, to people who donated in other ways... You are simply AWESOME!) #carringtonndnews

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