A community fundraiser will take place in Great Village this Saturday to benefit Frank and Marguerite Phillips and their children Ryland, Blake, Breton, Gavin and Rory. Frank was diagnosed with cancer in the spring and community support for the family is pouring in. Submitted photo
GREAT VILLAGE – A special fundraiser will take place in Great Village this weekend to embrace a local family affected by cancer.
Numerous events will be held Saturday as a community family fun day takes place to support Frank Phillips and family. Frank, 40, was diagnosed with cancer in the spring and is undergoing treatments. All funds raised from the event will be donated to the family, which consists of Frank, wife Marguerite and five children all under the age of 13.
Frank and Marguerite operate Nature Script Farm in Great Village.
The fundraiser begins at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m., rain or shine, in the field behind Faith Baptist Church on Station Road.
Games including a washer toss tournament, barbecue and yard sale will take place. There will also be a softball tournament and children’s activities including face painting, sucker pull, a fish-pond game, balloon animals, wagon rides and a mock jail.
Peggy Adams, an event organizer, told the Truro Daily News the old-fashioned fair aims to not only help the Phillips family financially, but to show them how much they are valued in the community.
“Frank and his family are an important part of the community … the feeling was that the event needed to reflect the strong family values that the Phillips family were known for,” said Adams. “The outpouring of yard sale items, silent auction items, along with volunteers has been overwhelming …”
There will be various prices charged for the events and everyone is welcome to attend.
There is no fundraising event for the family at the Engine Room on Friday. Incorrect information appeared in this week’s edition of the Colchester Weekly News.