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February 4, 2008

TONAWANDAS: Suddenly single dad

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Dave’s coworkers have organized a Ripson family benefit Saturday at Lewiston No. 2 Fire Hall. Everything from the hall to the food, drink and auction prizes is donated by area businesses, so every penny raised will go to Dave.

The Ripsons’ plight is one that any family man can understand, organizer Mike Bartlett suggested.

“I put myself in Dave’s shoes and I know: If somebody is able to ease the financial burden, it’s one less thing for him to worry about. He’s got a lot going on right now,” he said.

The benefit will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls. Tickets cost $20 per person and cover food and beverages. A Chinese auction and 50/50 split club will be held. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Mike at 807-9127 or Scott at 946-7733.

The Children of Patricia Ripson fund was started previously by Modern Disposal. Contributions can be mailed to the fund in care of First Niagara Bank, P.O. Box 58, Ransomville, NY 14131.

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