Benefit for Alpha woman awaiting lung transplant set for Feb. 9


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Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 8:42 pm
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ALPHA -- A benefit is planned for Sandra Merideth, of Alpha, who is awaiting a lung transplant.
The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Alpha Methodist Church.

Ms. Merideth is on a lung transplant list and the nurture team committee from the church is in charge of planning for the benefit.

There will be a spaghetti meal with carry-outs available, as well as a silent auction with a drawing at 8 p.m. Anyone who would like to make donations for the silent auction or the event may contact Deb Briggs at 629-2221.


















 



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