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Fundraisers to benefit area residents

Article Published: Nov. 15, 2012 | Modified: Nov. 18, 2012

Shoot for the Heart

A day-long fundraising event will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, for Deep Gap wife and mother Heather Greene, who, earlier this year, received a heart transplant, following a lengthy illness related to heart failure.

While the February procedure gave her renewed life, it also came with a hefty price tag and expenses beyond her insurance coverage and her family’s ability to pay.

“Shoot for the Heart” will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Lone Hickory Indoor Arena in Yadkinville.

“The Carolina Outlaws Mounted Shooters have graciously offered to host this fundraiser,” said Sandy Chamberlain, who is helping coordinate the event. “Director Mike Lewallen has arranged for History Channel’s ‘Top Shot’ mounted shooting champ and Wild West entertainer Denny Chapman to hold a mounted shooting clinic and trick horse exhibition.”

A mid-day program and auction with Jason Walker, auctioneer, will follow, “and the Carolina Outlaws will finish the day with a mounted shooting competition,” she said.

Available throughout the day, she said, will be breakfast food, baked goods, barbecued chicken, stew and “heart-healthy” foods.

Chamberlain said there are many ways for the High Country to help, including donated time, food and items, food preparation and craft sales.

“If you can’t help in any other way,” she said, “just take a short ride down the mountain, bring some friends and spend a few dollars to help Heather.”

There’s no admission fee, but donations are welcome.

For more information, visit or search “Lone Hickory Arena” on Facebook.
Bluegrass and BBQ Benefit

Bluegrass & Barbecue Benefit

A bluegrass and barbecue benefit, with silent auction, will be held for Blowing Rock resident Robin Coffey, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Blowing Rock American Legion Building, located behind the park in Blowing Rock.

Coffey was seriously injured Aug. 30 after falling approximately 25 feet from a roof, sustaining a skull fracture, broken cheekbones, a broken rib and shattered wrist. He was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee, where he underwent surgery and was treated for his injuries.

He continues to receive physical therapy and hopes to return to work soon.

Coffey’s friends and associates are hosting the fundraising event to help cover the cost of his medical bills.

The event will include barbecue provided by Big Mo’s BBQ, with music by Surefire, The Martin Laurel Band, Robert Hunter and Glenn Bolick. A $10 donation per person is suggested.

For more information or directions, contact Jennifer Coffey at (828) 964-6573

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