The North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department is holding a benefit breakfast for Chaplain Paul Newcomer at 7 a.m. on Saturday.
At Monday night’s town council meeting Fire Chief Joe Leszek explained that Newcomer was diagnosed with prostate cancer and recently underwent a successful surgery. They are holding this at-will donation benefit as a way to raise funds to help cover his medical expenses.
“He is on the mend, he’s still popping into the firehouse to visit us every now and again.” Leszek explained, “If everybody could get out to the fundraiser, the ladies from Little Dove Baptist Church are helping us with breakfast so it should be some pretty good food there; homemade biscuits and gravy, fried apples, all the fixings.”
Auctions will also be held as a part of the benefit. Leszek said a silent auction will begin at 10 a.m. and then a live one will start at 11 a.m.
The benefit will be held at the fire station at 209 N. Luken Street. For more information, visit the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.