A “210 Memorial Benefit” to honor and benefit the families of Adam Wooten, Kyler Milller and Ethan Powers will be held today, Sunday, March 6 beginning at noon at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. These three young men were lost in a fatal car crash on Valentines Day. The accident happened on County Road 210 in Jackson County. Wooten attended Navajoe High School, and Miller and Powers were Altus High School students.
The dinner will consist of barbecue brisket sandwich plates. The cost will be by donation. Their will be a concert featuring That Bluegrass Band of Duncan, From the Heartland of Moore, Hanks and Company of Seymour, Texas, and the Wichita Mountain Bluegrass Band of Altus. There will also be special appearances by the Altus High School Choir and the Navajoe School Choir. Other activities include a live auction by auctioneer Jason Herring, and a car bash hosted by the Altus Fire and Rescue Team. A balloon release in memory of the three students will be held at 4 p.m. for all to participate in.
“The committee feels compassionate for the families and their needs after the tragedy,” said committee member Freddy Perez.
A “210 Memorial Benefit” account has also been set up at Herring Bank if you would like to make a donation. For questions regarding the event or to donate items, please contact Misty Reuter at 580-471-8602, Robert Johnston at 580-919-8009, or Jason Herring at 580-649-9164. All proceeds will be given equally to each boy’s family.
Reach Mary O. Esparza, at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077