gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Sunday August 20th



Benefit for Men in Gilead Lake Fireworks Explosion
Monday Jul 17, 2017 1:26pm
Bronson American Legion • Bronson, MI

By: Sheila McCrea

A benefit dinner, auction and corn hole tournament will held on Friday August 4 at 6pm at the American Legion in Bronson to benefit the Bronson men involved in the Gilead Lake fireworks accident.

All proceeds from the benefit will be given to Eric Smith, Joe Drennan, and Peter Foster. These men have organized and put on the Gilead Lake fireworks show for the past five years with donations from the community. This year, the event turned tragic when a spark ignited a bucket of mortar-round-type fireworks at the beginning of the fireworks show, setting off an explosion of fireworks, which blasted the men--including other helpers Cody Penny, Toben Schnell, and Adam Losinski--off of the makeshift pontoon and into the water. The men suffered serious burns and blown eardrums, but Smitty's Pizza owner, Bronson High School teacher, and golf coach Eric Smith took the brunt of the injuries. He has since been released from the Bronson Methodist Hospital Burn and Wound Center in Kalamazoo but is facing a long road of physical therapy and medical bills.

The benefit will include an Italian dinner, live music, a silent auction with a variety of items to bid on, and a corn hole tournament at $50 per team with a maximum of 16 teams. Though the dinner charge is set at $10 per person and $5 for kids under 12, any additional donations will gladly be accepted. All events will begin at 6pm on Friday, August 4 at the American Legion Hall in Bronson, MI.

Any businesses or individuals interested in donating to the silent auction or dinner items, wanting to sign up for the corn hole tournament, or interested in helping set up or clean up after the event are asked to contact Tricia Mayer at 517-462-0700, Candra Rustad at 269-832-8365, or Jodi Herman at 517-617-9994. Cash donations can also be taken to Holly Rees at PNC Bank.

(08-19-2017) • Indiana's July Employment Report
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(08-19-2017) • Shipshewana's Riegsecker Honored
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana, IN
(08-19-2017) • Goshen Stabbing
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Goshen, IN
(08-19-2017) • New Court Date Set For Quincy Schools Business Manager
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(08-18-2017) • INDOT Continues Chip Seal Preservation in Allen & Steuben Counties
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(08-18-2017) • Heavy Rain Played a Factor in a Single Pick-up Truck Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 4800 block of State Road 827 • Angola, IN
(08-18-2017) • Trine Names Two New Sports Information Directors
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(08-18-2017) • Angola Construction Notice
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Innovation Park • Angola, IN
(08-18-2017) • Court Of Claims Rules For Defendants Over Foley
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lansing, MI
(08-17-2017) • Alcohol A Factor in Car Verses Buggy Accident Wednesday Night
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(08-17-2017) • The Dream Becomes Reality at the Thunder Ice Arena
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University - Thunder Ice Arena • Angola, IN
(08-17-2017) • Indiana Man Arrested Following Pursuit
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(08-17-2017) • Garth Brooks Coming to Indy
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(08-17-2017) • Drug Bust Made After Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Wolcottville, IN
(08-17-2017) • Church Shot
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Wolcottville, IN
(08-16-2017) • Personal Injury Crash on I-69
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: North on I-69 at the 353 Mile Marker • Angola, IN
(08-16-2017) • Trine Expanding Reiners Residence Hall
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(08-16-2017) • Federal Government Will Effect MSD Graduation Rate Calculation
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(08-16-2017) • Suspect In Sex Crime Arrested At Fairgrounds
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(08-16-2017) • Former Doctor Sentenced In Drug Fraud Case
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(08-16-2017) • Driver of Lake Gage Boat Cash in Court
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(08-16-2017) • MSD & Fremont Back to School Wednesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(08-16-2017) • Cameron to Provide Health Center Services for Trine Students
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(08-16-2017) • ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Burglary Suspects are Wanted by Authorities
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(08-15-2017) • Former Quincy Superintendent Waives Arraignment
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Branch County District Court • Coldwater, MI
(08-15-2017) • Prairie Heights & Lakeland Back to School Tuesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Ligonier, IN
(08-14-2017) • Woman Arrested After Sunday Accident that Injures Four
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: I-69 South, 346 mile-marker • Ashley, IN
(08-14-2017) • Northwest Ohio Man will be Arraigned as Suspect in Charlottesville Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Charlottesville, VA
(08-14-2017) • Trine Golf Outing Raises More Than $108,000
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(08-14-2017) • Master Gardener Class Available
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange County Community Foundation • LaGrange, IN
(08-14-2017) • Motorcycle Accident Near Elkhart
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Elkhart, IN
(08-14-2017) • Motorcycle Accident Near Bristol
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bristol, IN
(08-14-2017) • Boil Water Advisory for Wolcottville Residents
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Wolcottville, IN
(08-14-2017) • Area Students Head Back to School
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(08-14-2017) • Diamond Anniversary Yields Gold for Blue Devils at DCI
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
(08-11-2017) • Bi-County Traffic Safety Partnership
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(08-11-2017) • Williams County Commissioners Updated Sewer Agreement from 1996
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Williams County Commissioners • Bryan, OH
(08-11-2017) • Montpelier's Summer Rec Program Comes to Close
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: South Platt Street • Montpelier, OH
(08-11-2017) • Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Kosciusko County, IN
(08-11-2017) • C & A Tool Sells to New Hampshire Ball Bearing
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: C & A Tool • Auburn, IN





Contact WBET
BUSINESS260/665-9554
REQUESTS260/668-HITS
wlki@wlki.com


businesses