Fundraiser assists area football league

MINERAL WELLS – The Mineral Wells Football Association of the Mid-Ohio Valley Football League will hold a fundraiser for needed helmets at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mineral Wells football field next to Mineral Wells Elementary School.

The show features the South of the River Band.

“We didn’t realize that the helmets needed to be reconditioned, and quite frankly, we don’t have the money to do it,” Betsy Offenberger, event coordinator, said. “If we don’t raise the money to pay for the reconditioning and possible purchase of some new helmets, the boys won’t be able to play this year.”

Admission for the concert is a $5 donation for adults and $3 for students. Raffles, a 50-50 drawing and concessions will be available. The concert will be held inside the school if it rains.

“We are especially thankful to South of the River Band for donating their time to help our cause,” Offenberger said. “They are a local band and really support our community. Our boys are appreciative of their generosity.”

Donations will be accepted by check or cash sent to the Mineral Wells Football Association, PO Box 932, Mineral Wells, WV 26150.