PLUNGING FOR AMY
By Mira Schmitt-Cash
The ripples of a social media campaign out of Tarkio, Mo., to raise funds for a baby fighting cancer have spread as far as Charles City with people at the Brantingham Bridge area boat ramp taking the “Plunge for Landon.”
The idea is that each person plunges into cold water and challenges at least three others to do so. They then say you will donate X amount of dollars for each person who jumps within 24 hours.
People can start the challenge without being challenged. The “Plunge for Landon” Facebook page, started March 30, asks people to send checks written to Landon Shaw to an address in Tarkio, Mo., ostensibly to help baby Landon fight cancer.
It’s a phenomenon that has reached area residents from
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BENEFIT FOR CCHS GRAD SLATED MAY 2
Amy Boley Heiter, a 2008 Charles City High School graduate, was found to have a rare malignant tumor — synovial sarcoma — after an operation last October.
A benefit for Boley Heiter will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, May 2, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Charles City.
There will be a freewill donation supper at the benefit, along with a silent auction. Harrison Sheckler will perform from 4-5:30 p.m., along with an Elvis impersonator at 6 p.m.
The silent auction will end at 7 p.m.