Benefit event for local mechanic

By Beacon Staff

If you’ve been in the Town Pump or Mike’s lately, you might have noticed the change jars. A community member is ill, and the community is rising up to help.

Tim Friske was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. This coming Saturday (Dec 1), the community comes together at the Columbia Falls Eagles Club to raise funds to help Tim and his family get through the battle of a lifetime.

The Eagles Club event starts with a dinner, silent auction, and raffle drawings beginning at 4:00 PM, with a live auction to follow. Tim is a local mechanic, and Columbia Falls High School graduate. His wife Phyllis worked at the Canyon School for many years. Sara and Nick Friske, their children are recent Columbia Falls graduates. Tim is currently in Salt Lake City undergoing stem cell treatment. The Columbia Falls community has been very generous with donations, this will be a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and help out a local family. A list of the items in the auction should become available later this week, if so, I will update this article.

Raffle tickets are being sold for $5 the for a chance at a Teaka 270 rifle, $250 at Richie Riley Shook Tire Company, and a cord of firewood. Nancy Robison has tickets at Columbia Falls Junior High, Steve Osborne has them at the high school, and Vicki Padgett has them at Glacier Gateway.

If you want tickets and can’t get them from someone at the schools, give DeWayne Padgett a call at 892-3410 and he’ll get some to you.