SPRING CITY—Fundraising activities have been scheduled over the next month to raise money for Mike Black and his family. Black lost his right arm and sustained multiple broken bones when he was battered by a runaway tractor. He spent multiple weeks in the Intermountain Medical Center inMurray but is now out of the hospital.
He is continuing to heal, is receiving physical therapy doing remarkably well, according to a Spring City resident who is coordinating the fund raising activities. “He has a great attitude,” she said.
The event coordinator, who didn’t want to be named, said she was inspired after her sister was in a serious accident in Farmington and the town there rallied to support her sister.
She said she reached out to others in Spring City, and different residents volunteered to manage different events.
The first event was a breakfast and bingo event at Spring City Park last Saturday May 14. The breakfast included deep fried French toast, bacon, eggs, fruit and milk at $7 a plate.
A Dutch oven cook off is scheduled this coming Saturday at 6 p.m. at the park behind the Spring City School Community Center. There is a fee of $10 per Dutch over to enter the cook-off. Once judging is complete, people can eat dinner from the cookoff contributions for $7 a plate.
To qualify for the cook off, the item must be cooked in a Dutch oven before the event or cooked on site. Competitors need to bring their own stoves or briquettes as fires are not allowed.
Competitors will also need to bring their own cooking utensils, coolers, prep tables, cutting boards, meat thermometers, waste containers and all other items needed to prepare and serve food safely. Prizes will be awarded for main dishes, side dishes and desserts. For additional information, visit Money4Mike@.com/dutch-oven.
The cook-off will be followed by an all-ages dance at at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the community center. Junction 89 will provide music for the event, which will include line dancing, couples dancing and dance instruction for of all ages. Refreshments and cookies will be available for $1 each.
Over Memorial Day weekend, there will be a Miles4Mike Fun Run on Saturday May 28 at 8 a.m. The course will run will be through Spring City, where participants will be able to see historic sites.
The run will start at Historic Rock Church in Spring City at 150 S. Main. The entry fee is $25 and comes with a T-shirt. Children under 12 are $5 with no T-shirt included. To sign up, visit money4mike.com/miles4mike
The run coincides with Heritage Day in Spring City. After the run, attendees can visit the craft sale at the Spring Farm, 50 E Center Street. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The craft sale will include a raffle for a handmade quilt, bookcase and air fryer. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, or five tickets for $20, and can be purchased at any fundraising event for Mike in May.
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After working up an appetite, attendees can grab a boxed lunch from a kiosk near other Heritage Day activities. The lunch will be $7; look for the MONEY4MIKE signs to purchase .
And look for other raffles throughout the next few months, the coordinator says.
D-Archery and Mountain Sports are raffling an Embark ZF Bow. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for six. The tickets are cash only and are available at 195 N. State St. in Mt. Pleasant or at any other fundraising event.
JJ’s Custom Horse Shoeing is also raffling two gift certificates for one horse shoeing (full set, half set or trim). Tickets will be $5 each or $20 for five. Tickets will also be available at 195 N. State Street in Mt. Pleasant or at any other event.
Both raffles will be on July 23 during the Spring City Pioneer Day celebration.
For more information on how you can help Mike Black and his family, visit money4mike.com.