Fire Relief Benefit Planned

RAYBURN – A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Annie Hooten-Salkind family will be held at the Rayburn Township Fire Hall on Saturday, February 24 from 2-8 PM.

On December 28, 2017, the family suffered a tragic fire that claimed the life of two children, 13-year-old Emilee Hooten, and her brother 10-year-old Darren Hooten. Their mother, Annie, was also injured and spent time in a Pittsburgh hospital.

According to organizer Shannon Potts Atherton, all of the proceeds will go toward the family.

“We are trying to raise as much money as we can for them, so she can get on her feet, and not have the burden of coming up with normal funds for things they need to try to ease that burden and cover funeral expenses, medical bills, and anything else that has come their way unexpectedly,” Atherton said.

“We are also doing a memorial celebration of life tee-shirt sale to celebrate the things Emilee and Darren enjoyed in life, which are pictured inside a heart on the design. Instead of being sad a grieving, we wanted to make it more positive to celebrate the things they enjoyed, and bring good memories back to the people who knew them.”

The tee-shirt will be available for sale at the benefit.

Tickets for the dinner are available at the door for $8. Atherton said there will also be a Chinese Auction and a 50/50 raffle.

To donate, call 724-954-8700.