To assist Candace Dunbar and her family, a benefit will be at Three Sisters Park from noon until 11 p.m. Saturday.


To assist Candace Dunbar and her family, a benefit will be at Three Sisters Park from noon until 11 p.m. Saturday.

The fun and fundraising begins at noon when residents can register for a bags tournament until 1:30 p.m. The tournament begins at 2 p.m.

The Candace Dunbar Benefit Committee, comprised of her co-workers, friends and family, has been organizing the event for months.

“We would like the Dunbar family to be able to focus everything on the love and support needed to overcome this; and not on the financial burden that accompanies this challenge,” according to information provided by the committee.

To that extent, the Dunbars are not involved in the planning of the benefit, but they look forward to Saturday.

“We are really excited to see friends and family,” said Candace Dunbar, adding that the family is also really touched by those they do not know who have shown their support.

Candace and her husband, Taylor, expect a crowd due to both having families in town — the Dunbars and the Bennetts.

A silent auction of items opens at noon and continues until 6 p.m.

Food will be served for most of the day. From noon until 7 p.m. dinners of barbecue and hot dogs will be served. A bake sale also offers sweet treats to those in attendance.

Entertainment runs all day, beginning with Rich Gilmore from noon to 2 p.m., Carlie Gyousta from 2-3:30 p.m., a dee-jay from 3:30-4:30 while the band sets up and a band from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and whenever it ends, a dee-jay will keep the music going. From 10-11 p.m. a metal band will play.

At 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. a 50/50 drawing will be held and a raffle will be at 5:30 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Dunbar family as Candace Dunbar continues treatment for breast cancer.

While residents are marking their calendars for the benefit, the Dunbars also are encouraging others to show their support for the Davis family as Becky Davis also is undergoing treatment for cancer. A benefit is planned for her in June.

“We have every intention of being out there,” said Taylor Dunbar.