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Benefit raises over 7k for Adams famly

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    BBQ plates sold by Buddy’s Water Well and Septic service helped raise over $7,500 to benefit the family of employee Scott Adams, who is unable to work after recently having a brain tumor removed. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough

Buddy’s Water Well and Septic Service, located at 4855 Hwy 173, held a garage sale and barbeque last Saturday to benefit their employee, Scott Adams, who was recently had a brain tumor removed.

“We had a great turnout and are thankful for our employees’ and the community’s help making this a success,” said Buddy’s co-owner Melinda Byrd, who co-owns the business with her husband, Roger.

Byrd said Adams was diagnosed with a brain tumor in mid-May. He then had surgery very quickly the end of May to remove the tumor. The testing came back showing the tumor was cancerous.

Since the surgery, Adams has been in a nuero rehab facility, unable to work. Scott will have to go through chemo and radiation for and unknown period of time.

“He has worked for Buddy’s for over 14 years, and as the sole bread winner for his household, we knew we needed to step up and take care of Scott and his family,” said Byrd. “All of our employees agreed, and we decided a garage sale and BBQ plate sale was something we could all contribute to and help with.

Support came in before Saturday’s benefit even started, with someone donating $2,000 on Friday to support the cause.

With all BBQ plates sold out by 1 p.m., over $7,500 was raised to support Adams and his family, according to Byrd.

“We had an excellent showing from the community, with donations for garage sale, and cash and check donations,” said Byrd.