Austin Eagles Club to host fundraiser for cancer patient

Published 9:04 am Tuesday, August 13, 2013

By Mark Mizrachi

Friends and family of Tony Dooley, a former Albert Lea resident suffering from severe throat cancer, will hold a fundraiser on Sept. 7 at the Eagles Club in Austin to help him pay for treatment.

The event is called “Miracle of Music!” and will consist of several programs, including a talent show, bake sale, silent auction, massages and live music.

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The talent show will occur from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the entry fee is $10. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The bake sale will open at 5 p.m. and various baked goods such as cakes, cookies, brownies and pies donated from the community will be sold.

The silent auction will also begin at 5 p.m. and people are encouraged to donate items for the event, with all proceeds going to Tony Dooley.

Linda Howton has volunteered to do massages starting at 5 p.m., and the fee will be $1 per minute.

Live music will play from 5 p.m. to close, featuring Terry Schmidt, Wayne Nordstrom, the “Robin Breeze Band,” “The Heart of Gold Band,” “Seeds” and “Adam Wayne and the West River Band.”

For additional information regarding the event or submissions to the silent auction, call Tina Wollenburg at 507-438-1466.