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You will see thousands of golf balls rain down on Riverbend Park this Sunday; it's part of a fundraiser for "Wendy’s Wish." 

 

Spokesman Daryl Hjeresen says "Wendy's Wish" was created in honor of Wendy Huntley, a woman who died from colorectal cancer, to support to patients throughout their cancer journey.  "Wendy's Wish is an organization that helps cancer patients and their families with non-medical related expenses that insurance and things like that don't cover. We’re working through the St. Charles Foundation to help these families with expenses like groceries and gas, and if they need help with their mortgage, and things like that."

 

Hjeresen says they've been selling numbered golf balls at various locations all spring and summer and they came up with this unique idea to raise money for the program:  "In order to move this thing forward, we decided the golf ball drop is a fun way to do that. And it's a raffle. And we have about $10,000 worth of prizes that have been donated by our local merchants. We have some major sponsors that have put some good prizes together. We’re going to drop the balls on a grid of 6 golf flags. The closes to the hole of the major sponsor wins their prize; the closest to the hole going out from the center flag will win the secondary prizes."

 

Hjeresen says you will be able to purchase the golf balls at Riverbend Park this Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.  A helicopter will begin the first of several drops at 1 p.m.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.