MINERVA - Sporty's Iron Duke Saloon will offer its space on Saturday, March 13 for a benefit dinner for Bridgette Connelly.
Connelly recently underwent simple surgery and experienced several major complications. She is still in critical condition at Albany Medical Center. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.
Connelly is engaged to Minerva resident and Minerva Central School graduate Travis Howe.
"There are so many unexpected costs related to the stay in Albany, and both Bridgette and Travis will be out of work for an undetermined amount of time," said benefit coordinator Mike Lamphear. "We want to do anything we can to help them out."
The event is free of charge, but donations are appreciated. The evening will feature several raffles as well as a buffet style dinner and live music by Dreaded Wheat.
An account has been set up at at Cooper's Cave Credit Union in Glens Falls for donations. They can be sent to the "We Love Bridgette" fund at 92 Dix Ave, 12801-3158.
For more information, contact Mike Lamphear at 791-5832 or Ruby Boya at 648-0140.