Fund raiser planned for Phillip Raye 10.8

Written by David Green.

A fund-raising event for Phillip Raye begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall in Lyons. A spaghetti dinner with salad, breadsticks and dessert is scheduled, along with an auction, 50/50 raffle, music and prizes.

Phil was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in June. He underwent surgery which involved removing his jaw and using bone from his leg to build a new jaw.

Phil worked as a lithographer and prepress foreman for 20 years and was a long haul driver for the past 15 years. He and his wife Tara have lived in Lyons for 22 years. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Tickets for the dinner cost $10 for adults and $5 for children six years old and younger. Meals will be available for carry out. Advance-sale tickets are available at The Lyons Den, 419/923-0009.

The VFW Hall is located at 122 W. Morenci St. in downtown Lyons.

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