Benefit announced for boy battling cancer

SANTA CLAUS — A benefit for Aden Stephens, 6, is being planned from 1 to 9 p.m. CT Saturday, Feb. 16, in the upstairs of Santa Claus American Legion Post 242.

Aden has been battling cancer since he was about 1 1/2 years old. He is the son of Lydia (Gentry) Stephens and Aaron Stephens

Aden has been battling stage 4, high-risk, relapsed, Neuroblastoma for over 4 years.

The fundraiser will help with the ongoing treatments.

The day will include chicken dinners, provided through a collaboration of The Chateau and the Santa Claus Legion, as well as a bake sale, which both will be sold from 1 p.m. CT until the food is sold out.

A silent auction also will begin at 1 p.m. CT, with bidding ending at 5 p.m. CT.

Live music will begin at 1:30 p.m., and there will be a cover charge of $10 per person, with those age 12 and under free. Music will include Debbie Schuetter, Ryan Pfeifer, Evie Mae and Dirty Trixx.

Alcohol also will be available, so bring identification.

For more information or to make a donation, contact event organizer, Emily (Troesch) George, at 812-802-7499 or

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