Two-day benefit to help local boy

By Daniel McMahon

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb is sponsoring a two-day benefit for an eight-year-old boy suffering from Ewing Sarcoma.

Max Clark, the son of NIU graduate student Kathy Clark, was required to have surgery and continues to have ongoing chemotherapy treatments for the disease that has spread from his leg to his lungs.

The goal of the event is to raise money to help relieve his parents, Lon and Kathy Clark, of the very expensive medical bills acquired from treating the disease.

The benefit will be held from 7:15 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Hopkins Park Community Center in DeKalb.

The night will be divided into three shows, including entertainment by local musicians in areas of folk, country, humor and acoustic, an open mike between each show and a poetry reading by local poets. NIU Jazz pianist Jim Hendrix also will perform that night.

The second day of the event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Hopkins Park Bandshell in DeKalb. At this time, the Rock River Band and Mr. Meyers will be highlighting the day’s events. Food, including hot dogs, brats and beverages will be on sale (all proceeds of food and donations will go to the family).

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 4-12, and children under 4 are free. Each ticket is good for both nights and for the raffle which will include gift certificates, cash prizes, a homemade quilt and a night for two at the Oxford Inn.

The tickets can be purchased at the Youth Service Bureau, 330 Grove St., DeKalb or at The Perfect, 330 B Elm St. in Sycamore. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.