Friday, October 15, 2010

Benefit set to assist ill valley resident

Party for Tommy Powell at Ellsworth Inn in Hailey

Express Staff Writer

Earlier this year, Tommy Powell was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Unfortunately, Powell's cancer has metastasized to the bone. Powell is undergoing chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiation to slow the cancer's progress. He and his family are facing overwhelming debt due to medical bills.

A benefit for Tommy Powell at the Ellsworth Inn in Hailey will take place Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. to defray the medical costs of Powell's cancer treatment. The benefit will include live music, dinner, a silent auction and a raffle. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for children 10 and under. Wine and beer will be $2 and $3.

Raffle prizes include a cord of wood split and delivered, two guided fly-fishing trips and gift certificates to a variety of businesses. Silent auction items include a four-day river trip for two on the Bruneau River and a night at the Fillmore Bed and Breakfast in Twin Falls. Raffle tickets are $10 each or six for $40.

Powell, 60, owner of Powell Plumbing, has lived in the Wood River Valley since 1969. He is a devoted father and grandfather. When not working, he's exploring the backcountry on skis, on foot or by truck. He is a hunter, fisherman and contraption inventor. Cash donations for Powell may be made to Jenny Powell and sent to Box 2114, Ketchum, ID 83340.

To donate auction items or help with food at the benefit, please contact Jenny Powell at 720-2062.

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