Charity event raises $1,000
Last updated 9/16/2021 at 1:52pm
CHENEY – The booths and chairs of the Speak Easy restaurant (formerly Willow Springs) were filled with an assortment of clowns, flappers, and gangsters Friday night to raise funds for Shriner's Hospital and Feed Cheney.
Organized by the West Plains Angels, founded by Tony and Amy Blount, the evening included a colorful fashion show of Shriners clowns and a feast of food that netted over $1,000 in donations.
"It went very, very well," Tony Blount said. "Everyone was very happy."
The Angels were excited to partner with Feed Cheney, a local organization dedicated to providing food services to struggling community members, for the event.
"Feed Cheney has evolved into a year-round free monthly scratch-made meal, grocery distribution, and community hub for volunteering," their mission statement reads. "There are no paid staff or administrators for Feed Cheney! We are a small group of Cheney residents who believe in the mission of Feed Cheney and, through our churches and community affiliations, volunteer our time and talents to organize and solicit donations to maintain Feed Cheney."
The other beneficiary, Shriners, undertakes the vital mission of caring for the medical needs of kids across the region, "to make lives richer, easier and less complex for children and families in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Canada, as well as other U.S. and international locations."
Scott Davis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.