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Auction and chili supper benefits Cave City family

Friday, December 9, 2011

Many items were donated to help defray funeral expenses for 14-year-old Brandt Mathews of Cave City, who was killed Nov. 20 in a tragic hunting accident. The auction was held on Dec. 3 at the Cave City Elementary School. Photo/Tammy Curtis
The community once again rallied to help a family in need in Cave City, raising $8,500 to assist Brandt Mathews' family.

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.

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