Raffle for paramedic Tommie Ruff extended until Nov. 3

Published 9:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2012

Purchase tickets from CFD or Polk County EMS
The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) and Polk County Emergency Medical Services  (EMS) pooled their efforts to hold a benefit supper and an evening of music to raise money for paramedic Tommie Ruff’s medical expenses. Both the fire department and Polk County EMS said numerous individuals supported the effort by purchasing meals, raffle tickets, T-Shirts or by making donations.
In order to maximize the funds that will be available to paramedic Ruff, the raffle has been extended until Saturday, Nov. 3 at noon.
Johnny Edney and members of Speedwell provided their services as part of the musical entertainment. Winky Mintz not only performed, but also provided the sound system for both musical groups. Joel Bradley also provided a tent to cover the stage.
Many people contributed desserts for the supper, while Pat Brunch and the ladies of Midway Baptist Church led that effort.  The culinary staff at Tryon Estates at Columbus prepared the food for the evening’s meal, while the Brick Pizzeria and Café contributed both pasta and sauce to be used.
If you would like to buy a raffle ticket or additional raffle tickets, contact either the Columbus Fire Department or Polk County emergency medical services.
– article submitted by G.M Tennant

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