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Henderson/Shipman family grateful for support at fundraising event

Eleanor C. Hasenbeck

CRAIG — The lanes were lively Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center during a fundraiser for the Henderson and Shipman families.

The event featured items donated by individuals and businesses around town, resulting in more than 150 items up for bids during a silent auction, a raffle for a Harley Davidson motorcycle, face-painting and other activities, all to help raise money to get the family back on its feet following a tragic car accident in August.

"It's ungodly amazing what the community's done for us," said Troy Henderson. The funds from this event will pay for the family's living and medical expenses. Troy Henderson has been out of work with back, leg and ankle injuries since August. Currently, he's continuing physical therapy and working to regain his strength and stamina.

Jamie and RaChell Dschaak were inspired to host the fundraiser to help their friends. Henderson worked for their trucking company and has been a longtime friend of Jamie's. He was a groomsmen in their wedding.

Henderson was grateful for the event and all of the support the family has received from the community.

"I hope someday I can pay it forward," Henderson said.