Some folks in the Lake Clear/Paul Smiths/Gabriels area have graciously organized a benefit for Roger Smith.
Roger is fire chief for the Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department. He's currently preparing to undergo treatment for brain cancer.
The benefit is scheduled to run from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Charlie's Inn in Lake Clear. There's no set cost, but organizers are suggesting a donation of $10. The menu includes BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and baked beans. The event also features live music and a Chinese auction.
Maybe I'm biased because I was born and raised here in the Adirondacks, but our communities are so supportive when these situations arise. This weekend, folks in Tupper Lake are hosting an all-day fundraiser for Bergan Flannigan, who was severely injured in an IED attack in Afghanistan. In February, four different benefits were held throughout the Tri-Lakes -- all on the same night. It seems everywhere you turn, people are helping people.
For more on the Bergan Flannigan fundraiser, click here.