Fundraiser set for Sat. for Dylan Eadens

An idea that grew from the heart of one woman has reached the hearts of many and final preparations are being made for the “Giving Hearts” supper and multi band fest set for Saturday, February 6 at the Milan VFW from 4-10 p.m.

The entire evening is a cooperative effort on the part of many to raise money for the family of Dylan Eadens, a 2008 JCD graduate, who was involved in a tragic accident in December and remains in the burn unit at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

Jean Stoddard has spearheaded the effort to help a family in need. Others heard about the effort and have jumped on board.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have a great time and help a local family at the same time. A fourth band has been added to the line up. 650north will be joining Wildwood Valley Boys, Mills Run, and Broken Image.

Also added to the evening is a series of intermittent mini auctions, which will be conducted by former Ripley County Commissioner Chuck Folz. There will be raffles and a silent auction as well. Businesses have donated a number of items to make this a reality. Stoddard noted the business community has been tremendous.

The meal will be catered by Wayne’s Meats with carry outs available.

A large crowd is expected so shuttle buses have been secured to take people to and from designated parking areas.

If you can’t attend the event, but would like to help this family, please send your tax deductible donations to any Fifth Third Bank location c/o Friends of Dylan Eadens.

Dylan’s mother, Barbara Hotko and father, Ken “Kebby” Eadens, are both grateful for the outpouring of love from the community for their son.

A family who has a loved one in the ICU burn unit where Dylan is, told The Versailles Republican, “I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what an impact Dylan’s family and friends have had on my family.”

The family went on to describe how impressed they have been with Dylan’s family and friends who stay by his side constantly. They have learned of things the community is doing and commented, “How blessed these people are to live in a small town that is supporting them so much....I hope Ripley County is proud of its people.”

For questions about the upcoming fundraiser you can contact Stoddard at 513-967-1667 or 812-654-1614.