Calvin Putney of rural Garwin is right in the thick of treatments for an aggressive form of throat cancer. His friends are being just as aggressive to come to his assistance.
A benefit chili supper and auction is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday at the The General Store in Garwin. It will feature a silent auction up until 8 p.m. when A Blue's Band hits the stage. The cost of the dinner is a free will donation.
The event is being organized by friends Peggy Snyder, Becky McClenathan, Karen Miller and Carol and Duane Yilek, among others.
Calvin Putney is pictured with a former dog of his. The rural Garwin resident is fighting throat cancer and a benefit is planned for Saturday night in Garwin.
Snyder said Putney is midway through his radiation treatments with some more chemotherapy still to come and could use money to help with medical expenses. He was diagnosed with cancer on Oct. 1.
Snyder is still gathering auction items for the event.
"There's a lot of gift certificates from businesses and collectibles like model cars, tractors and Harley Davidson items," Snyder said.
If you go ...
WHAT: Chili supper and auction benefit for Calvin Putney
WHEN: Saturday, 5 p.m.
WHERE: The General Store, Garwin
She hopes the event not only raises money for Putney but also lifts his spirits through a show of support.
"I think he's going to see all the friends he hasn't seen in 15 years," Snyder said. "It will make his heart really feel good."
To donate to the silent auction or for more information on the event, call Snyder at 641-751-8956.