Fundraiser set for family displaced by fire

— The Ron Rising family’s home was heavily damaged by fire in late June, and their friends and relatives are holding a fundraiser to help them get recover from their losses, relatives said this week.

The benefit event will be held Saturday Aug. 18 at the Chestertown Conservation Club off Knapp Hill Road, Ron’s brother Rich and his wife Nikki Monroe Rising said.

The party, to be held from 3 p.m. until whenever, will feature entertainment including live bands and a deejay, as well as a pulled pork or chicken dinner.

A $20 donation can be made at the at door, or $15 in advance. All are welcome to attend. Identification is required for consumption of adult beverages.

The fundraiser will include a Chinese auction, 50-50 drawings, door prizes, as well as good times.

Entertainment includes deejay John Murphy, and performances by the ‘Technical Difficulty’ band and members of the group Halfstep.

The Risings had no insurance on their house on Harris Road in Brant Lake, and they are raising three young children. The family is temporarily staying with Ron’s partner’s parents.

“They lost nearly everything they owned,” Rich Rising said. “We’re all doing everything we can to help them out.”

Nikki Rising noted that Ron Rising is working at nights to reconstruct the house so his family can move back into their home, and proceeds of the event will go towards windows to replace those destroyed in the fire.

A garage sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., before the party. To donate items or cash, call Dan Paull at 494-7817 or Rich Rising at 494-2178.

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