Wanda English Burnett - Editor
Friends of Denver (Denny) Summers
have been busy organizing a benefit designed to help him with
medical expenses following a car crash that left him seriously
The benefit is set for Saturday, March 3 at the VFW in Napoleon.
It will run from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. and will have something
for everyone, according to Mallory Sanchez, a friend and
former co-worker of Summers.
Saying that the community has really come together to help with
the benefit, Sanchez noted that the hall was donated, businesses
and individuals have donated items for the silent auction, and
popular local band 650north, will perform for free. It
will be a great night of entertainment and fun, she noted.
There is no charge at the door, but a free will donation will
be accepted with all proceeds benefiting the Summers family.
A wonderful hog roast meal will be served with sides and drink.
Besides the silent auction, there will be raffles and various
games throughout the evening. Then 650north will take the stage
at 9:00 p.m. This local group is a popular favorite and is comprised
of Andrew Vollmer, Josh Lohrum, Chris Bultman, and Matt Schuerman.
Denny was a great asset to our company, noted Sanchez,
who said he was a former agent at MainSource Insurance. She
said they hope by having this benefit to take some of
the financial burden off the family.
Medical expenses have mounted since the accident, which occurred
on November 29, 2006, on US 421 in Decatur County. Summers was
flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with life-threatening
injures from the crash. He has been either in the hospital or
at a rehabilitation center since that time and only came home
on February 11. He still has a long way to go, Sanchez
For those who would like to give, but wont be able to
attend the benefit event, they can do so by mailing a check
to MainSource Insurance, 510 S. Buckeye Street, PO Box 162,
Osgood, IN 47037, earmarked for Denver Summers.
Everyone is invited to help with the benefit, whether you attend
the event, give a monetary gift, or say a prayer for the recovery