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Friends for Michael hold dinner, auction

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By Greg Woods

 

The Friends for Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization held its seventh annual dinner and silent auction on Thursday evening.

The event raises money that goes to help people with spinal cord injuries.

The night included a brief talk by Dr. David Magnuson of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. 

Recent Henry County High School graduate Tyler Daugherty also spoke about how the group’s financial support helped him to outfit his truck with special technology that enables him to be more independent. 

Ricky Timberlake had the crowd in the palm of his hand as he successfully attempted to persuade dinner-goers to increase their bids on the super silent auction items and the group’s president, Matthew Brent spoke about both FFM’s work the previous year and upcoming events.

The dinner is the first of several fundraisers held by the group each year. Upcoming events include a poker run that will start at Harry Hill Park and end at Scriber’s Station on July 12. Later that night the group will host a fundraiser at the Little Kentucky River Winery where Jamie Tingle will entertain the crowd.

In September the 14th annual golf scramble will be held as will the 19th annual run/walk.

For more information go to www.friendsformichael.org.