2017-10-19 / Local News

Community steps up to help Hall of Fame coach

By Amy Hubbell
Of The Enterprise staff

A FLYER is being distributed to promote a fun and fundraising evening planned in Maple City. A FLYER is being distributed to promote a fun and fundraising evening planned in Maple City. Randy Weber continues to recover from a Sept. 12 woodcutting accident that could have easily taken his life.

Meanwhile, friends and family have been busy organizing a benefit dinner and auction to help Weber and his family.

The event is scheduled from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Hall in Maple City.

Dinner will feature a taco bar, pulled pork sandwiches, potatoes, baked beans and an assortment of side dishes and desserts.

There is no charge for the meal. However, freewill offerings will be accepted.

A silent auction, live auction, cash bar and live music are planned.

Live auction items will include “Dinner on the Deck for 6,” a cooked meal for six next summer offered by Rev. Donald Libby of Holy Rosary Church; eight hours of splitting and stacking wood by Tim Weber Jr.; a pontoon ride on Lakeke Leelanau followed by dinner on the shore for six people; andd a full pig, cut and wrapped.

Other auction items include a Webereber grill, four tickets to a Detroit Tigers game with seats a couple rows behind the dugout, 8-foot Cedar picnic table, hunting items with a trail camera, muzzleloader, cross bow, 32-inch flat screen television, corn hole game and bags, homemade benches and side tables, automatic deer feeder, children’s items, jewelry, gift certificates to various restaurants and stores, gift certificates for massages and four rounds of golf.

Weber is a former Glen Lake baseball coach and a member of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Weber spent weeks in intensive care at Munson Medical Center after a tree fell on him Sept. 12. His injuries were extensive — a broken back, eight broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade; concussion and a complete tear of a tendon in his right knee.

He has been at Tendercare in Suttons Bay since Oct. 6. Insurance will cover just 30 days at the nursing facility, although he may need to stay longer as his rehabilitation is extensive.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Weber family.

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