BENEFIT SET UP TO HELP HURT CHILD

July 24, 2001 11:00 pm

UNION Taco, bingo, and lots of door prizes are being gathered together to help ease the recovery journey of Ladd and Wendy Roberts daughter, Carsyn, from a rodeo accident Saturday.

Carsyn, 4, received head injuries when she fell off a sheep and the animal apparently fell on her during the mutton-busting event at Saturday mornings Catherine Creek Family Day Rodeo.

She was airlifted to Boises St. Alphonsus Medical Center, where she was listed Tuesday in serious condition, but out of intensive care.

Businesses and individuals in Union are pulling together to help the Roberts family.

The first event, being planned by Jodi George and others, will be a taco feed and bingo evening Aug. 11 at the S.E. Miller School. Tacos will be served from 4 to 7 p.m., and bingo will be called from 5 to 9 p.m.

Anyone who would like to help with the benefit is invited to attend a meeting at Georges home, 460 East Fulton St., at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

George said businesses have already been quick to offer their support for the Roberts family.

Pepsi Distributing has said it will donate all the drinks for the taco feed and Sysco Foods will be providing all the taco condiments.

As of Tuesday afternoon, a dozen Union businesses, including all the restaurants in town, Klamath First Federal, Crafty Ways, Jos Fabrics and Crafts, Rock Creek Nut Company and the Catherine Creek Miniature Golf Course had donated door prizes.

George, behind the initial drive, knows the trauma of having a seriously ill child, and the toll it takes on emotions and financial resources. Union, she said, came to her aid several years ago when a nephew was dealing with cancer.

Now it is time, she says, to reach out with that care and community support for Carsyn and her parents.

Anyone wishing to help or donate can call either 562-5419, or 562-0209.