Community steps up to help family displaced by house fire


Donations for the Huron Township family whose home burned down last week have already been coming in to Trixie’s Diner and St. Paul’s Church in New Boston. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Cox.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor

The Huron Township community has stepped up to help a family who lost their home last week due to a fire started by a downed power line.

The Huron Township Goodfellows and the Huron Sportsman Club are hosting a spaghetti dinner March 22 that will benefit the Pockey family, who lost their home after Wednesday’s wind storm swept through the region and caused a power line to fall on and ignite their home.

The dinner will be held at Huron Sportsman Club, 19835 Sterling in New Boston from 4 to 8 p.m.

Adult plates cost $10 and kids are $5. The hosts of the dinner are also looking for gift basket donations and volunteers who can help.

For more information, call Helena Lilly at 734-753-4320, Terri Riopelle at 734-753-3523, or Pam Stano at 734-955-9510.

Donations for the family

Two locations in downtown New Boston are accepting donations and comfort items for the family.

Trixie’s Diner, 37005 Huron River Drive, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 19109 Craig Street are accepting all kinds of donations.

Donations accepted include items for two small girls ages 2 and 3, such as clothing, 2T diapers and 3-4T pull-ups, men’s size extra-large shirts and jackets, pants size 36 x 38, ladie’s shirts size large and pants size 9 or 11.

Any brand new toiletries, socks, underwear and Pedigree dog food can also be used, as well as cash and gift cards.

St. Paul’s Church staff ask that you use the entry door to the church office on Ellis Street. Pastor John Schwartz or the office secretary will assist with delivery to the family.

Call the church at 734-753-9048 and the restaurant at 734-606-5454 if you have further questions about donations.

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