POINT PLEASANT — Pre-ordering is currently taking place for a dinner not only serving as a good meal, but also serving as a benefit for an injured West Virginia State Trooper.
The McCormick Family Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Each meal costs $5 and consists of spaghetti, bread, salad, and a desert. The meals will be available as either dine-in or carry-out. Also, organizers are working on plans to make meal deliveries to businesses in the community. The proceeds for this dinner will be going to West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper Brian McCormick’s family as McCormick was recently injured in a car accident.
McCormick is currently hospitalized and in stable condition, shared Nathan Fowler, an event organizer and a West Virginia State Trooper in Charleston.
“In the coming weeks he will undergo major surgery,” said Fowler, “Following that, he has a long road to recovery. The proceeds from this dinner will go directly to his family to assist them with costs incurred as a result of his hospitalization and future expenses they will have as a result of this tragic incident.”
Along with Fowler, fellow event organizers include his wife Jill, Ashley Finnicum, wife of Sgt. Joe Finnicum of the Mason County Detachment, and Ashley Cossin.
The organizers wish to have a good idea of how many people will be attending the dinner to be sufficiently prepared. In the next few weeks, prior to the dinner, they will be posting updates on the event’s Facebook page, McCormick Family Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, to get an idea of pre-orders. Organizers encourage all who are interested in attending to follow that page.
“Over just the last few days we have seen a huge show of support from the citizens of Mason County and surrounding communities for the McCormick family and we hope everyone will come out for a great dinner and support a local trooper who has always supported the citizens of Mason County,” said Fowler, “The family has been very appreciative of all the help they are receiving.”
Fowler and Cossin commented there is no set goal amount for this benefit, rather they and fellow organizers want to help the McCormick family in their time of need and raise as much funds as possible.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.