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Benefit planned for local cancer fighter

Benefit planned for local cancer fighter

Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:01 pm

There will be a benefit for Judie Minga featuring food, music and fun on Oct. 29 at Martin American Legion Post #55 on 221 Central St. The night will begin at 6 p.m. with Avonlea playing while dinner is served until 8 p.m. The dinner will include a pork loin with green beans, slaw, potatoes, rolls, tea or coffee and a dessert. Tickets may be purchased from any auxiliary member for $10 per person.
In addition, there will be music from 9 p.m. until whenever, an adult costume contest and a drawing for a Huskee 46-inch triple blade riding lawnmower. For donations in the amount of $5 or $20, tickets will be issued for the drawing and one ticket is given for a $5 donation and six tickets are given for a $20 donation.
Minga, 40, is a resident of McKenzie and is employed with the Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council in Dresden as a payroll/accounts payable administrator. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #55 of Martin and serves as chaplain. She is a strong advocate  for the Relay for Life in Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties. She is the wife of Harvey “Ham” Minga and they have three children: Aaron Cullen, 17, Anna, 14 and Dominique, 11.
They are members of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry. Minga has stage four optic nerve glioma, which is a tumor behind the eye that attaches to the nerves and spreads through the brain.
An account has been set up as follows:
American Legion Auxiliary Judie Minga Benefit, First State Bank, 109 University, Martin, TN  38237.
For tickets or more information, call Rita Janes at 819-3251, Donna Rushing at 514-0673 or Rose Johnson at 571-4635.

wcp 10/11/11


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