Tonya’s Hope seeks return of signs

Debi Jordan donated her time to perform at the eighth annual Tonya’s Hope fundraiser. Photo available for purchase

Debi Jordan donated her time to perform at the eighth annual Tonya’s Hope fundraiser.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 09:34 AM.

A group of signs belonging to the Tonya’s Hope organization has disappeared.

The signs advertising the annual Tonya’s Hope fundraiser were located along US 98 between Lanark Village and Carrabelle. Organizers believe someone may have mistakenly collected the signs and ask that they be returned to Camp Gordon Johnston Legion Post 82 on Oak Street in Lanark Village .

In spite of the missing signs, the eighth annual Tonya’s Hope Cancer Foundation fundraiser came off without a hitch on Saturday, April 5.

According to Kathy Ingersoll a spokesperson for the event, 15 Boston butts and 75 barbeque dinners were served. There was also a yard sale, raffle and auction. Live entertainment was provided by Debi Jordan and Evelyn McAnally.

Tonya’s Hope was founded by the members of Post 82 after Tonya Bridges of Lanark was diagnosed with cancer. It is the mission of Tonya’s Hope to relieve some of the financial stress of everyday expenses such as gasoline, groceries, utilities, rent, etc. while being treated for cancer.

Over the years, it has assisted about 60 cancer patients with expenses.

 “The first year was for Tonya but, since then, we have reached out to as many members of the community as possible,” Ingersoll said.



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