A family benefit for the Janice DeBoer family will take place Friday, March 13 in the North Putnam Middle School Commons. DeBoer passed away this week following a long battle with ovarian cancer.
The DeBoer family is well known in the Bainbridge area. Janice worked as the secretary for Bainbridge Elementary for many years and her husband Don was the Assistant Principal at North Putnam for 18 years. All three of their daughters graduated from North Putnam and live in the Bainbridge area.
For many years DeBoer battled cancer and then went into remission. Unfortunately the disease returned and metastasized to her colon, stomach and brain. She died Monday. She was 64 years old.
Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. and includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and a drink for $6 per adult and $3 for children. An alternate meal of hot dog, macaroni and cheese, chips, a dessert and drink will be available.
There will be a cakewalk going on all evening and a live auction of new items begins at 6:30 p.m.. After the auction, Bingo will be played in honor of Janice who loved playing the game. Prizes will be awarded for Bingo.
The group putting on the benefit is still in need of food donations, as well as items for the auction. If anyone would like to help in any way, please contact Brandy Ault at 522-1031.