Walnut VFD to host benefit fundraiser for a longtime volunteer


April 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Walnut Fire Department say they will be hosting a benefit for Gene Eblen at 5-p.m.  Saturday, May 11th ,  at the Walnut American Legion Hall.

Gene Eblen

Gene has been a member of the Walnut Volunteer Fire Department for 33 years, and is recently a double amputee due to complications with diabetes. He will require extensive physical therapy, and will require a complete remodeling of his home to accommodate for these life changes.

The benefit aims to help raise funds for the home remodeling and addition that Gene will require. There will be a dinner starting at 5. Followed by an auction. All donations are welcome, and 100% of the proceeds will go to help Gene.

If you would like to donate or have questions,  contact  Donnie Bauerkemper (712) 784-3665, Brett Petersen (712) 784-3771, Darrell Stamp (712) 789-0869, or Angie Mitchell (712) 307-0025.