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Local crew raises money for hospice facilities (Audio included)

Indian Lake's Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew has been serving Logan County since 2000.

The all-volunteer group has provided nearly $400,000 through fundraisers to area hospice facilities. Those facilities include Caring Hearts in Bellefontaine, Tri-County Hospice in Wapakoneta, Hardin County Hospice in Kenton, and the Wilson Memorial Foundation in Sidney. All raised funds go directly to patient care. The group donated $52,000 to the hospice facilities and $3,000 to the Dayton Shriners this past year.

The group will be putting on three summer fundraiser events.

The first is a golf scramble at Prairie View Golf Course on May 17th. The cost is $50 per person and includes the greens fee, cart, prizes, and a chicken dinner. Teams can still sign up by calling Prairie View at 419-568-7888.

The annual parade (pictured) and auction will be on June 21st. The day-long event will begin with a parade including Shriners, local teams, businesses, and decorated golf carts. The auction will feature items donated from businesses, residents, and visitors. A raffle will also be held at the auction. The first place winner will receive $4,000 and second place will get $1,000. Tickets will be available at McDonald's Pottery and Gifts, from Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew members, and during the parade.

Former Bass Tournament winnersThe annual Bass Tournament will be at Moundwood State Park on August 24th. Last year, 139 boats participated and $7,000 in prize money was distributed.

The crew will start hosting bingo in the fall at Froggy's at the Lake.

More information about the crew is available on Facebook.

Marcia Linch discusses the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew.

The Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew is the May recipient of the Community Spotlight Grant sponsored by Liberty National Bank and Logan Dental Care.

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