Myakka Community Plans Fundraiser, Auction for Long-time Resident

Community members of Myakka City invite the public to attend a fundraiser benefiting Aaron “Spud” Hobbs, recently diagnosed with cancer. The event, planned for Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4pm, will be held at Horse Creek Camp located at 8491 State Road 64 West in Ona.

“Myakka is an incredible community. We have always looked out for each other, and when someone needs help, we make sure we find a way to give back,” said Patty Toft, family friend and event contact. “We’d like to thank all of our friends, family and sponsors for helping us with this event. Spud deserves the best and we really want to show him how much we care and help offset his bills so he can focus on what matters.”

The live auction, performed by local auctioneer Joe Davis, will feature items including an Everglades Python Hunt donated by Bill Booth Outdoors, a Peace River airboat tour donated by Seminole Wind Airboat Tours, a guided gator hunt with B&B Outfitters, guided quail hunts with Richie Tharpe, Goodtime Charlie Charters offshore and Fish the Flats with Captain Jason Ramsey inshore chartered fishing trips, a guided hog hunt with B&B Outfitters, use of the Horse Creek Camp venue and more. In addition to music by local DJ Chad Young, $10 raffle tickets will be sold for the opportunity to win prizes including a SIG Sauer-P238 380 Automatic Pistol donated by the High Noon Guns shop and a Henry-Golden Boy 22 Mag Lever Action Rifle.

Meal tickets will be sold for $10 and the meal includes pulled pork, green beans, corn on the cob and a roll. Meal and raffle tickets can be purchased at the event or beforehand by visiting Myakka Ranch and Farm Supply, Suzy Q’s, Myakka Tavern or the Myakka Market. Meals can be picked up at during the event or at the Myakka Family Worship Center from 4 – 6pm on the day of the event.

To learn more or to donate to this event, contact Patty Toft at 941.737.6891 or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/812334999154854. Benefit organizers include Patty and John Toft, Melvin and Marlene Taylor and Emily and Taylor Embach.

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