An evening of entertainment and a chili supper has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 and will benefit a Miami Trace senior student suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Houston Coe is 17-years-old and the son of Staci Merritt and Monty Coe and the grandson of Bob and Mary Ann Coe and Steve and Teresa Merritt.
Houston was diagnosed in 2011 with ALL. After three long years of chemo, spinal taps and countless hospital stays, Houston had finally beat his battle with leukemia. Only to find out in December of 2015 that this cancer had returned and he was diagnosed with Pre B Cell ALL leukemia in his CNS. Houston is currently undergoing chemo at this time.
“We would like to support Houston and his family during this difficult time,” Chastity Pinkerton said. “Houston along with his family had missed work during their stay at Children’s Hospital. Mentally, emotionally and physically this had taken a toll on the family and we would like to show our support by hosting this benefit to raise money to help with any expenses they have, not limited to, but including loss of work and travel to and from the hospital and future appointments.”
In this effort to financially help the family, a chili supper will be held on Jan. 23 at the Miami Trace Elementary School from 6 until 10 p.m. The evening has several entertainers as well as some ways to help raise money for the family.
Beginning at 6 p.m., the chili will be served thanks to donations. Two auctions and other raffles will be held during the event and will include a silent auction from 6 until 9 p.m., the Past and Future Farmers Auction at 8 p.m., a raffle at 9 p.m. and a 50/50 at 9 p.m.
During the evening, the Miami Trace FFA students will be auctioning themselves off for an hour of work to the highest bidder. Any other past, present or future farmer can also contact organizers to join in this event. Becca Krupla of BBs Cakes & More will be providing the dessert.
Organizers were also excited to announce that BBC Publishing Nashville recording artist John Crabtree will be performing during this event. Additionally, an Elvis and KISS impersonator will also be performing.
“We are still accepting donations for the silent auction,” Pinkerton said. “We are currently looking for a few larger items to raffle off. We are also looking for drink donations, chili and peanut butter sandwiches.”
So far a few of the donation items are a gift certificate to The Bus, a gift certificate to the YMCA, gift cards for the Rusty Keg, Serene Spaces and Summer Breeze, primitive items, candles, Avon items, gift sets from Ulta, a homemade afghan, Younique gift set, a hand carved silver head dress by Dale Chavez and more.
Anyone wanting to donate, or for more information, contact Pinkerton at (740) 606-1322 or Aimee Rumer at (740) 490-8902.