Elimination dinner to benefit family set

The Gauley River Boys invite the public to join in their efforts to help their friend Seth Poling and his family by attending an elimination dinner on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Buckhannon Moose Lodge.

Poling recently made it public that he was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in June 2017 following a visit to John’s Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been dealing with symptoms of ALS for over four years.

The burden and stresses of living with ALS have become “real life” for Poling. Even though his mobility is currently intact, the undeniable reality is that his future may very well have a wheelchair or powered wheelchair in it.

Poling is currently able to work, but that could change any day. The costs associated with ALS are substantial. Medical needs and house renovations are required to accommodate him.

This past November, a baked steak charity dinner took place to support his battle against ALS. The community support shown during this event was amazing, and the Gauley River Boys would like to continue the mission to support Powers.

Tickets for the elimination dinner are available for purchase for $30 (cash or check only) from Matt McCourt, Johnny Meadows, Zach Allman, Jacob Bucher, Sloan Baisden or Dee Brown. You may contact officials through the event’s Facebook page by searching for “Elimination Dinner Benefiting Seth Poling” or by contacting Meadows at 304-280-1091. Ticket includes spaghetti dinner, salad and roll. There will be a cash bar and $1,000 grand prize, tips and raffle items.

Additionally, if you have any items you would like to donate for auction or would like to volunteer, please contact one of the hosts of the event. Anyone who would like to place a donation may do so by mailing it to 140 Hillcrest Dr., Buckhannon, WV 26201. Please make checks payable to Gauley River Boys. All proceeds will go to Seth Poling. The Gauley River Boys are an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.