Benefit on Saturday for burn victim in Jonesboro

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

THEBES, Ill. -- A benefit supper with an auction and country music has been organized to raise donations for the family of burn victim Roger Tucker, 53, of Thebes, Ill.

Tucker suffered third- and second-degree burns over 60 percent of his body Oct. 9 when a welding torch ignited gasoline fumes. He is currently in critical condition at St. John's Mercy Hospital Burn Unit in St. Louis, Mo.

The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mike Smith at 385 State Pond Road, Jonesboro, Ill. There will be a fish fry, chili and chicken and dumplings.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years old. For more information, call Smith at (618) 833-4261.

A bank account has also been set up to accept donations at Wood & Huston Bank in Cape Girardeau in Tucker's name.

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