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Fundraisers planned for injured South Point grad Hughes

Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:07 AM

SOUTH POINT, Ohio -- Several fundraisers are planned for Daniel Hughes, a 2012 South Point High School graduate attending Ohio State University who was hit by a dump truck in Columbus last month and sustained serious injuries.

A blood drive is planned from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the old South Point High School gymanisum, 302 High St., South Point. The blood drive is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and the South Point Volunteer Fire Department.

Individuals who are interested in donating blood in honor of Hughes can make an appointment by calling 800-RED-CROSS or the South Point Volunteer Fire Department at 740-377-4443.

Also Thursday, diners can have 15 percent of the proceeds of meals at the South Point Bob Evans donated to "Dollars for Daniel," according to Stacy Medcalf, a family friend. Diners will need to present a flyer available at www.thecause7.com to take part.

Dustin Harrison, a South Point senior, is planning a fundraiser at the old South Point High School football field from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Proceeds will go to help defray the cost of medical bills.

Kids games, a dunk tank, inflatables, a cake walk and raffle tickets will be available at that fundraiser, and Casa Granda, a local Mexican restaurant, will sell food and donate the profits as well, Harrison said.

Other events planned for Hughes include a "Stampin' Up" party planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the South Point United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, according to Medcalf.

Jan Gullett will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from a scrapbooking event at the church fellowship hall on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Donations and gift cards along with get well cards and cards of encouragement can be sent directly to: Daniel Hughes, P.O. Box 127, South Point, Ohio, 45680.

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