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Benefit for Manning set

Friends and Family, along with Brenda Podetz will host a Friends of Rocky Manning Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 18, to help Rocky and his family with the costs of a double lung transplant. 

Rocky has a debilitating disease affecting the capacity for oxygen in his lungs. He is on the list for a Double Lung Transplant at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He will need to be hospitalized there for a minimum of 6 weeks following the surgery. His family is already down to one income since he became disabled and for the duration of his stay they will be without any income as his family will accompany him. 

The Friends of Rocky Manning Benefit is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. and will be held in the basement of the West Fargo VFW, located at 308 Sheyenne St. A free-will contribution would be appreciated for the BBQ dinner. Silent Auction, Bingo, Bake Sale, Raffle, Music, Coffee and Fellowship will be the events of the evening. 

Lend A Hand, a program of DMF, is providing up to $5,000 of matching funds to provide more help for the family. 

Questions regarding Friends of Rocky Manning Benefit can be directed to: Brenda Podetz, 701.212.7965 or or check us out on Facebook at “Friends of Rocky M”. 

Online donations may be made to:, click ‘Donate’ 

Cash or Check donations payable to Friends of Rocky M. Benefit may be brought to: Any branch of Gate City Bank, or mailed to Gate City Bank, 500 2nd Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102.