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'Friends of Dave Parr' helping friend in need

Friday, June 2, 2006

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The committee members of the "Friends of Dave Parr" met Wednesday at the Alabama Bar & Grill for a working lunch to finalize details about the upcoming golf scramble to raise money for Commissioner Parr's medical costs. The event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Golf Course on June 17. Attending were Robert Pell, Mary Alumbaugh, Larry Wyndham, Brian Wyndham, Charlie Brown, Diane Lancaster and Blaine Akers.

Calling themselves the "Friends of Dave Parr," a group of county officials and community members has come together to help out a friend in need.

Clay County Commissioner Dave Parr has been battling a life-threatening illness for some time now, and the cost of his treatment continues to pile up. The "Friends of Dave Parr" have organized a benefit golf scramble, slated for Saturday, June 17 at Oak Ridge Golf Course, to defray some of Parr's medical bills-- and put a smile on his face in the process.

"This is a labor of love, a chance for the community to pull together and feel good about working toward helping a friend," said Board of Commissioners President Charlie Brown.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. and last into the evening, featuring drawings for door prizes and a raffle for a limo-escorted trip to a Kenny Chesney concert in Indianapolis. Brown said a number of slots remain for teams of four (registration is $160, due by June 11), who will have a chance at a $10,000 hole-in-one contest.

Brown said the benefit has already received an outpouring of support from local businesses and community members, who have donated prizes, time and money to keep overhead low.

"People are just coming out of the woodwork, saying 'Let's be a part of it,'" he said.

If you wish to donate prizes, time or money-- or if you have any questions about the event-- contact Charlie Brown at (812)448-9008 or 239-3920, or by mail at 609 E. National Ave., Brazil. Brown said he hopes to raise $5,000, a significant bite out of Parr's medical bills.

Checks made out to the "Friends of Dave Parr" will be accepted at Riddell National Bank and the Terre Haute Savings Bank.

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