The support for injured Watseka high school player Hayden Schaumburg and his family just keeps on coming. Support for the Danforth Fire Department turned into another blessing for the Schaumburg family of Watseka.
The Danforth Fire Department held its 17th annual cash bash Saturday, November 1. An Americana hand-made quilt by Carla Jean of Onarga was donated to auction off. Carla had no specific requests on where the proceeds should channelled. The members of the Danforth Fire Department agreed that the proceeds of the auction were to be split between the Schaumburg family and the local food pantry upon the donors approval.
Auctioneer Mike Henrichs (Danforth) went to work and Ken and Tammy Cailteux of KC Communications (Clifton) purchased the quilt for $1,500.00. The Cailteux's DONATED BACK!! The quilt was RE SOLD and purchased by Dave and Rhonda Meyer of Dave's Carpentry (Gilman) for$1,200.00. The quilt was again, DONATED BACK AND RE SOLD!! The quilt was auctioned again and purchased by Greg McMillan and Rene Cox (Gilman) for $500.00.
The last 50/50 raffle, $250.00, was donated back by the winner, David and Shelly Albrecht (Danforth). A free will donation was also collected to assist the Schaumburg family prior to the auction. The free will donation collected $1,200.00 alone.
The total collected for the Schaumburg family from the Danforth Fire Departments cash bash was $3,800.00!!! Another farm community-showing of support from small towns America ! Danforth Fire Department says "Stay Strong, Hayden!