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Benefit for Heuer in Leonard

Friends including members of the Leonard Fire Department, Leonard First Responders, Leonard Lions, and Casselton Cub Scouts will host a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Jan. 13, to support and assist the Red Heuer family of rural Leonard, whose son Jared, 8, was severely injured in an ATV accident on Oct. 7. Jared spent 17 days in the hospital, many of those in intensive care. He has made a miraculous recovery but the bills have piled up.

The Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leonard Senior Center. This event will be a free will offering.

Online donations may be made to DMF Lend A Hand:, click 'Donate', and select Jared Heuer Benefit Fund; or by cash or check donations made to: First State Bank of North Dakota, 41 Langer Ave. S., PO Box 70, Casselton, ND 58012, with checks payable to the Jared Heuer Benefit Fund.

DMF Lend A Hand is supporting the fundraising effort with up to $5,000 of matching funds. A local church with the support of the Sinner Bresnahan Healthy Kids Initiative will also be providing a gift of up to $5,000.

Questions regarding the benefit can be directed to: John Harris, Fargo, 701-412-3321 or 701-645-2395.