Community benefit set for Countryman

KANAWHA – A benefit supper, raffle and silent auction will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the fire station in Kanawha for Marty Countryman. It is being organized by friends, family and community volunteers. The cost of the supper is a free will donation ($5 minimum). Everyone is welcome.

Countryman, 35, was recently diagnosed with advanced brain cancer and has had brain surgery. He is now taking chemo therapy at Mason City and Rochester. Countryman and his wife Tammy have not lived in Kanawha very long. He is a former Belmond resident and his parents, Mike and Ellen Countryman, live in Kanawha.

Money raised by the benefit will help with travel and medical expenses during his chemo therapy and recovery.

Anyone wishing to donate to help Marty get his life back may also send a check to the Marty Countryman Fund in care of his sister-in-law Jennifer Countryman at 1635 Rake Ave., Klemme, IA 50449. All donations are appreciated. For more information, call Jennifer Countryman at (440) 715-3724.