Barbeque Benefit a Success
by Jason Harris
The Paulette Smith Family Fire Fund Chicken Barbeque benefit was a big success with more than 60 people attending.
The benefit was held at Creaser Park in Coventry, Connecticut. Along with food, there was music and raffle prizes. Mike Greenfield of the Presh Catch Show on WHUS, announced the winners of the raffle baskets along with performing with the event’s band.
The event was held to help out Paulette and her son, J.P., who lost their home at 102 Rabbit Trail in a fire on July 21. Several fire departments were called in to help battle the fire, which caused extensive damage and destroyed all their belongings including the family dog. The family wasn’t home at the time of the fire.
Donations to help in the rebuilding of thier home can be made out to “Paulette Smith Family Fire Fund” c/o First Niagra Bank, P.O. Box 415, Coventry, CT 06238 or to Northeast Family Federal Credit Union, “Smith Fire,” P.O. Box 180, Manchester, CT, 06045-0180.