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Benefit for Bob Coombs Saturday
July 17, 2009 - Terri Castelaz
I would like to encourage all our readers to attend the benefit being held for Robert “Bob” Coombs on Saturday. The event will be at the Knight Owl Sports Bar in Norway to help raise funds for his medical expenses. The 2006 graduate of Norway High School was involved in a serious trampoline accident in Grand Rapids in April, which injured his spine. Because of the severity of his injuries, his stay at Spectrum Health and other rehabilitation centers will be long. The benefit starts at 1 p.m. Local bands performing include Decimation, Dos Irish, Ian Cavalieri, Pretty Kill, Roadhead and Vader’s Mistress. There will also be food, drawings, silent auction and more. There is no cover charge for the bands. T-shirts will also be sold at the benefit. The front will include a photo of Bob and the saying “Live, Dream, Believe, and Achieve,” and the back will read, “Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens. Not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.” Persons wishing to purchase a T-shirt and are unable to attend the benefit can contact Missy Coombs at (906) 282-5874 or Rachel Siegle at (906) 282-2872. Organizers will also accept donations through a First National Bank of Norway account, titled “Bob Coombs Benefit.” Donations can be made at any First National Bank of Norway location. Canisters have also been set up at several businesses including the Knight Owl, Lofholm’s, Ed’s Market, Thirsty Whale, Rialto, Car Quest, Shear Magic, Norway Mercantile, Norway High School and Ebeling’s. Bob is the son of Tom and Julie Coombs of Norway and the grandson of Andy and Jean Hamlin and Virginia and the late Robert Coombs, all of Norway. Knowing our great community I’m sure there will be a great turn out for the benefit.
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