First, the event is a Family Fun Fair Benefit, occurring tomorrow from 11:00 to 2:00 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1026 N. 8th Ave. in Winterset (and the grassy space between St. Joseph and St. Paul Lutheran).
Mr. Ridgely started Tori's Angels with the goal of picking up where insurance leaves off for parents of children with life-threatening illnesses, newborn to age 18, providing help with travel, hotel stays, meals, and co-pays. Three years after its inception, there are twelve Iowa children receiving assistance in the "Angel Family," including Talon Ridout, son of Ashley (Weeks) and Marc Ridout, and Esther "Essie" Hanson, daughter of Abby (Ward) and Adam Hanson, all of Winterset.
|Talon Ridout has a sweet smile!|
|One-year-old Essie Hanson also has a twin brother, Teddy.|
|Click here for a WHO News video segment featuring Bill Ridgely and Tori, from October of 2013.|
|I haven't met Talon personally, but he sure looks spunky. I love the boots!|
Before I leave you, I must point out that if you have a family with young kids, this is a jackpot weekend in Winterset. In addition to the Tori's Angels Benefit on Sunday, there's a Family Fun Day happening in conjunction with the Winterset Bike Night event on the square TONIGHT, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., sponsored by Madison County Cares. Madison County Cares is a coalition of individuals and services that are focused on making Madison County an overall healthier, safer place for all residents, and children in particular. This event will include face painting, temporary tattoos, inflatables, a caraciture artist, games, and prizes. They will also have a 4-wheeler up for raffle, and the winner will be drawn at 9:00 (need not be present to win). The 4-wheeler was donated by Air Cooled Engines, and the proceeds go to support various projects coordinated by Madison County Cares, such as the Every 15 Minutes initiative, their Health, Safety & Wellness Fair, Family Fun Day, the Drug Drop, and others.
Also, as I mentioned on Thursday, the Iowa Theater is offering five dollar tickets all weekend and into next week for Walt Disney's animated adventure/comedy, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG). Show times this weekend are 7:00 on Saturday and 5:00 on Sunday.
Parents, also note that The Pumpkin Ranch will open for the season next Saturday, the 27th! More details coming on their five year anniversary celebration later this week.
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