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Lewis benefit Gospel singing set for Jan. 31

The date for the Gospel Singing and Live Auction to benefit the Jerry and Amy Lewis Family has been set for Saturday, Jan. 31 at Cattleman Park.

Dwight Berry, organizer of the benefit, said the Lord laid it on his heart to do something to help the Lewis family after they lost their home in Banks to fire.

“They had just paid their house off and the insurance was tied to the house payment,” Berry said. “So, they didn’t have any insurance at the time of the fire. They lost their home and all their belongings. I just felt like that, as neighbors, we would want to help.”

Berry said the concern and caring for the Lewis family has been “overflowing.”

“Right away, we got commitments to participate in the gospel singing from the Lighthouse Singers, Second Chance, Beauty for Ashes and Tommy Mann and Loyd Hodge,” Berry said. “So, we’ll have some of the best gospel singing around.

“What we need now is donations of items for the bake sale and live auction. We will appreciate any donations – cookies, cakes, pies, candies. And, auction items of different kinds are really needed.”

The bake sale and auction items will be the focus of the fundraising event.

“We’ll have concessions available and the money raised will all benefit the Lewis family,” Berry said. “Admission to the Gospel Singing and Live Auction is free; however, a love offering will be taken.”

And while the event is still some time away, Amy Lewis said the overwhelming amount of support is greatly appreciated by every member of the Lewis family.

“We just want to thank everyone for everything they have already done,” Lewis said. “We also want to ask everyone to please come out and have a great time.”

For more information or to donate auction items, call 334-648-9717, 670-8725 and 735-3896.