OHIO CITY — The village of Ohio City is coming together Saturday to support the village’s long-time fiscal officer, Debby Strickler.
Strickler was recently diagnosed with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.
“This is her second battle with breast cancer. This time, it is treatable but not curable,” said co-worker Elisha Mankey who helped organize Saturday’s benefit.
“She’s going to be on chemo for the rest of her life so she is going to have to take an early retirement,” Mankey said.
Everything starts at 11 a.m., with registration at 10:30 a.m., at the Community Building in Ohio City, with a poker run. The cost for that is $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. There will be events going on throughout the day, including bingo from 11 until 2, an auction at 2 p.m. and college football on the big screen.
SaMax will perform at 4 p.m. and Section-Ate will perform at 8 p.m.
There will be food and alcohol sales throughout the day.
A reverse raffle will be held at 6 p.m.
Between 4 and 6 there will be a trunk or treat in the community park.
“I wanted to make sure that she was able to maybe hopefully pay off her house so she could live more comfortably or some other bills so that way that cut in pay when she have to leave here sooner than she was anticipating would help her with her financial struggles,” she said.
“We’re just hoping for a big turnout for her and I hope she feels very loved that day … she’s an amazing friend,” she added.
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