Parade and benefit planned for Keefer, this Sunday, April 23

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POINT PLEASANT — This Sunday, the community is invited to come out and show support for Holdyn Keefer, a kindergartner at Point Pleasant Primary School who is battling leukemia.

According to organizers, a parade is being planned and a benefit will follow this Sunday, April 23.

The parade begins at 2 p.m., with lineup from 1-1:30 p.m. at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School. The parade route is from the high school to the Point Pleasant McDonald’s. Batman will be driving Keefer in the Batmobile and there will be fire trucks, police cars, motorcycles and more. Organizers are asking supporters to line the streets of Point Pleasant with balloons and signs to show Keefer support.

Following the parade, is a benefit for Keefer at 3 p.m. at the Lighthouse Pub and Grill. Donations will be accepted and raffles will take place.

Earlier this month, Keefer kicked of a donation drive for pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, specifically the Ronald McDonald House in Huntington where he and his family have stayed. Schools and businesses across Mason and Gallia counties, locally, are participating in the drive. The deadline to turn in pop tabs is May 22.

Keefer, 6, was diagnosed with High Risk Pre B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Philadelphia Chromosome. He has been positive four 14 months.

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