Ronald McDonald House Charities, who has helped area families, is the recipient.
The Crookston Classic Cruisers Car Club and Cruisers member Rick Oakes recently collected pop tabs for a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities in honor of two area families who have made the RMH their home during difficult times this year.
Oakes’ niece, who is a teacher at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, asked him for help in collecting pop tabs for the RMH in honor of Kallen Jorgensen and Rylie Weigel, and their families. She told him fellow LHS teacher, Jim Foss, had challenged others to match or exceed his weight in pop tabs. If over 233,128 tabs were collected, Foss promised to shave his beard.
A fundraiser, sponsored by the LHS Student Council and Prowler Basketball teams in TRF, has been set up to raise money to defray medical expenses for Kallen and Rylie, and their families. On Tuesday, December 12, during the double header for Prowler boys and girls basketball games vs. Detroit Lakes, they will be hosting a “Box Out Cancer” night with a basketball shooting contest, 50/50 tickets, silent auction, and t-shirts for sale with all proceeds benefiting the Jorgensen and Weigel families. Lincoln High School is also accepting pop tab donations for the RMH Charities.