Brandt Mathews, 14, was killed in a hunting accident on Nov. 20 near Cave City. A chili supper and auction was held to assist the family on Dec. 3 at the Cave City Middle School cafeteria. Justin Davis and Jon Patterson organized the well attended event.
Local businesses and individuals donated numerous items for the auction including a shotgun, Christmas items, loads of gravel and concrete finishing labor. The money raised will assist the family with funeral expenses.
Mathews was a freshman at Cave City High School and participated in all sports, and was a well-liked student. The family was very grateful for the donations. Mathews has two brothers.
Modern Woodman will also make a matching donation of a portion of the proceeds to the Mathews, in addition to the $8,500 raised at the benefit.
An account has also been set up at any First Community Bank for those wishing to contribute to help the family.