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Community plans fundraiser for girl battling short bowel syndrome

(Source: Allison Walker) (Source: Allison Walker)

A Region 8 community has plans for another fundraiser in hopes of helping a child live a normal life.

One of the Modern Woodmen of America chapters in Jackson County is planning a match fundraiser for a baby who was born without parts of her intestine.

The chapter is teaming up with People Helping People in Amagon on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. for a chili supper and auction.

The money raised will go to the family of Blakely Holdsclaw.

As Region 8 News reported in October, Holdsclaw was born with short bowel syndrome. She only has 25 percent of her intestines.

The Modern Woodmen chapter will match up to $2,500 to be added to the proceeds raised at the chili supper.

The event will be at the People Helping People building in Amagon.

Admission for adults is $10 and for children 10 and under, the cost is $5.

For more information contact David Howard at 870-761-5853 or Diane Howard at 870-530-3391.

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