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Benefit dinner and dance scheduled for Saturday

Tyrone resident Connie (Thomas) Yingling traveled to the Philadelphia Eye Institute earlier this month to have an eye removed because of possible cancer.
Although the surgery was needed, unfortunately, so were the costs associated with having the procedure done.
In an attempt to help Mrs. Yingling and her family defray the costs of the procedure, friends and family have decided to hold a dinner and a dance on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Blazing Arrow, Hook and Ladder Fire Co. in Tyrone.
“We thought we’d be able to help out a little,” said Greg Ray, a Tyrone Borough Police officer who is helping to organize the fundraiser. “Mrs. Yingling has a lot of friends in the area and a lot of people know her so we are expecting a pretty good turnout.”
The dinner and dance will be held at separate times.
The dinner is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and will continue until all the food is gone, said Ray. The menu includes a large pig, which was purchased at Reese’s Store, all the filling, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, a relish tray, macaroni and potato salad, rolls and a dessert. Cost is $6 per person and take-outs will be available.
The dance is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Cost for admittance is $3 per person or $5 per couple. Music will be provided by DJ Greg Ray.
According to Ray, Mrs. Yingling still has more tests to have performed. He said she has no medical insurance and because she was recently married, the health insurance of her husband has not yet kicked in for her.
“We just want to help her out as much as we can,” said Ray.