April 26 benefit to be held for Iona Burkholder family

A benefit will be held for Iona Burkholder at the Stanley Hose Company Fire Department in Sherman on Friday, April 26. Doors open at 1 p.m. and an Italian Pasta Bar will be served from 2-7 p.m. The Red Cross will be there to hold a Blood Drive in Iona’s honor. Each donor will receive a free tee shirt and gift card to Tops.

Iona was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January of this year after being rushed to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She will need to continue with chemotherapy treatment for the next 2 1/2 years. All proceeds will go to her family to help with medical and transportation costs.

Local bands donating their time to play at the benefit include: The Bogarts, Uncle Claud’s Band, and the Kingsfield Family Band. There will also be a special performance for the children by local artist Lindsey Hinger. There will be raffles, silent auctions of artwork and other items. Children’s activities are also scheduled. A special “Iona’s Army” tee shirts will be available to purchase at the benefit.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Michelle Swabik at 753-6977.