More than 800 people turned out Saturday evening at Backroom Paradise at New Market and contributed more than $100,000 for “Jobey’s Road to Recovery Banquet Buffet,” a fundraiser for local hunter Jobey Lucas, who was seriously injured in a deer stand accident in November.
The benefit was to help Lucas and his family with expenses, and included dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions, gun raffles, split the pot, and games and raffles.
Scott Lewis, one of the committee members for the event, said Monday the turnout was “awesome.” He said guests were provided with more than 900 pounds of meat and 250 pounds of potatoes, among other entrees and desserts.
Miller Lane, where the event site is located, was lined with cars and trucks Saturday evening as guests were shuttled to the banquet hall via a bus, a van and gators. Inside the venue, the hundreds who packed the event marveled at the turnout and the show of support the community provided for neighbors in need.
Jobey and Susie Lucas issued a thank you statement Monday, saying, “We are truly blessed! Every day your prayers, positive thoughts, calls, texts, genuine acts of kindness, and countless other happenings have helped us push further in Jobey’s journey of recovery! And for that, we would like to say ‘thank you’ to each and every one of you! Many, many individuals came together to put on this benefit… to the committee, donors, bidders, those attending, to each person participating in any way, thank you!
“To our family and friends, we are beyond grateful for the love, support, and help throughout these past few months. Once again, we are truly blessed! Thank you! Jobey is getting stronger each day! With new obstacles come new triumphs! There is no doubt in our minds that he will reach full recovery! This is God’s plan, and we are following! So much love to each and every one of you! WE GOT THIS!”
The committee expressed special thanks to Klayton Juillerat Auctioneers, the Hauke Family – caterer, Bib’s & Ribs Catering (Scott Parsons), Backroom Paradise (Jeff & Marie Richmond), Honda of Rarden, S&K Dairy Cup (Steve & Karie Emery), Imagine That Tool Rental, and Mac Printing Company.
Those unable to attend can still make a donation to: Jobey Lucas Benefit, 300 Chillicothe Ave., Hillsboro, Ohio, 45133.
Sponsors for the event included Cabin Creek Primitive, Cps Construction- Cp Stone, Whiteoak Athletic Association, Shonee West, Giovanni’s, Bobcat Enterprises Of Mt Orab, Dr. James Rogers Of Rogers Family Dentistry, Matt Buller, Chris & Erica Fleming, Kibler Lumber-Jerry Hauck, Sheila Bingamon, Barb Burton, Lorin Kibler Photography, John & Heather Carraher, The Old Y Restaurant, Patriot Signs, Marla McClanahan Cooley, Grammy Mac, Vicki Smith, The Mcclanahan Family, Nationwide Realty & Auction, Lowes, Rick’s Appliances, P3- Christy Sowders, Clearvue Customs, Bayview- Todd & Amy Warren, Westview Motors- Jeremy Carter, Abbott Signs, Gilliland Insurance, Alley 21, Cahall Brothers, Lake Manor, Bane-Welker Equipment, Little’s Farm Supply- Rick Little, McClanahan Kids, Anita’s Hair Design, Vanessa Buttleworth, Brooke Simpson, Amy Richey, Anita Beasley, Mccoy Lumber –Chad & Angie Mccoy, Dinsmore Farm & Fleet, Southern States Cooperative- Adam Dinsmore, Terri Balser, Cathy Jones Pam Limes, Kristi Greer, A-1 Building – Doug & Tammy Hauke, Dailey’s Outfitters, Hardymon Lumber Company, Cedar Chapel Outfitters- Tim Schlater, Cincinnati Reds, The Greene Beanery Coffee Roastery,
Karen Emery, Star Cinemas, Community Meats – John & Connie Surber, Blossum N Buds, Barrera Garage- Dick Barrera, Beechwood Pizza, Mowrystown Lions Club, Details Salon, Higgins Steel Roofing, Carter Lumber, Earnie Ross, Isaac & Tina Ackels, Inspire Training Center- Becki Martin-Crum, Merle Norman, Frisch’s Of West Union, Taco Bell Of West Union, Long John Silvers Of West Union, Cruisers Of Seaman, Ponderosa Of Maysville, Panhandler Of West Union, Adams County Florist, Blake’s Pharmacy, Just The Tease- Jenna Michael, Cherish Rothwell, Paul Mitchell Salon, Erica Morgan, Kayleesue Laber, Matt & Deanna Risner, Jamie King, Jeremy Caldwell Of West Union, Mosier Furniture Of West Union, Gary Shannon, Tony Gulley, Karen Schroeder, Jason Campbell, Duncan’s Engine Service, Fawley Farms, Dakota’s, White Star Restaurant, Jodi Richmond Reno, Shannon McCann, KMR Bookkeeping & Accounting – Karen Reno, Malott Automotive- Todd Malott, Just For Looks, Carpet Outlet, Bratton Family, Winkle Family, TSC Of Hillsboro, Clinton County Ducks Unlimited, Jerry Copas, Backwood Sportsman Shop, Travis & Angie Bogart, Small Town Junk, Napa Auto Part Of West Union, Hometown Tan, TSC Of West Union, Nationwide Insurance- Tim Kirker, Winchester Wholesale, Budlight, Big Ernie’s Pizza,
Darren Martin, Dag Craftmaster Llc- Sara May Godfrey, Long’s Retreat, Jay & Kristen Mahan, Rome Jewelers, Janie’s Closet, Lukas Pharmacy, Kountry Sunshine Store, First State Bank, Schoultheis Family, Tony Staggs, Chuck Emery, WC Milling, Andre & Sarah Flint, Campbell’s Antiques, Sugar N Dreams-Bianca Deckard, Laura Yochum, Whiteoak View Farms, Jeff & Kim Hauke, Robert & Pam Miller, Richard & Albert Quickle, Anneka Collins, Krogers Of Mt. Orab, Barry’s Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Edward Jones- Ron Lynch, Jason & Melissa Pugh, White’s Bakery, Kerri Mootz, Amy Nartker, Jeff Burnett, Napa Auto Parts Of Hillsboro, Sara Queen, Sizo’s Salon & Spa- Mandy Knechtly, The Greenwood Family, Take One Down Outdoors, Working Class Hunters, Mastins Deer Scents, Ridge Taxidermy, Sam’s Club, Kreation By Kara, Technetitle, Paycor, Susan Fender Burnett, Angie & Scott Burnett, Paula & Mike Carroll, Jenny Christman Deanna Cruea,
Kathryn Abernathy, John & Tammy Raines, Justin Reno, Scott Parsons, Dan & Becky Lucas, Beth Hauke, Matt Day, Patrick Glassburn, Jerry & Connie Miller Wanita Fiscus, Craig & Angie Shelton, Vic Gaskins Of Cat Ohio, Krista Joehnk, Jeff & Shirley Lytle, Cherry Bend Pheasant Hunting Reserve, Steve Barnett, Fifth Third Bank, Bear Mechanical, Sonner’s Barber Shop- Marty Sonner, Julie Shupert CPA, Roush Racing-Jack & Blaine Roush & Family, Brown County Motors- Matt Day, Ron Purdin, Shauna Davidson, Five Point Greenhouse, Dailey Farms & Trucking, Subway- Kyle Young, Joe And Anna Auteri, Jerry, Karen, Morgan & Garrett Miller, Jim & Connie Miller, O’Reilly’s – Chris & Cass Overstake, Starlite Cabin Getaway- Ray, Janet, & Nicole Shawhan, Dunlap Detailing, Brown’s Cycle Shop-Jason Brown, Kell’s Heating & Cooling- Derick & Kim Kell, Lewis Financial Group Insurance & Investment Services, Mac Printing, Pap’s Hilltop Honey, Christopher Lewis CPA, Richmond Concrete, Duck Commander, Hedges Supply Inc., Fayetteville Hardward & Supply Inc. Larry & Thomas Clifton, Highland County Friends Of The NRA, Highland County Ducks Unlimited, Highland County Whitetail Unlimited, Highland County Turkey Federation, Sardinia Ready Mix, Hoagland Embroidery, Mark Edenfield Wall Crew,
Heath Edenfield Computers The Old Trading Post, Town & Country Dept. Store, Haag Motors, Beth McNeilan, Cottonwood Point, Cherry Fork Farm Supply, Winchester Ag, Best One Tire Group, Mark Edenfield Inc., Grant Edenfield Trucking, Bagshaw Enterprises, Todd & Sonya Wilkin, Prathers Iga, Bk Scoop, Herdman’s Pole Barns, Ervin Hill Sand & Gravel Napa Auto Of Hillsboro Roberts Paving, Inc., Go Tees, Magulac Tire, Beechstreet Candles, Terry’s Grocery, Southern Hills Community Bank Lynchburg, Ohio Valley Truss, Mike Ames & Family, Steve & Vicki Overstake, Sean Smith, Craig, Shelby, Cayla & Cylee Bratton, Mark & Darci Hedges, Marcy Yochum Boyd Sherri Nartker, Bagshaw Enterprises, G & W Distributing- Maysville, Pepsi Of Ripley, West Union Plumbing & Electric, Danny Roberts, Wendy Morgan, Evans Landscaping, Inc. –Doug Evans & Jim Bailey, Tim & Linda Roush, Whitetails Unlimited Adams County, Bass Pro Shop- Dave Fisher, Dance Farm Supply,
Clark Family Dentistry, Cundiff’s Flowers, Cheyanne Miller, Kyle Wilson & Kay Dobbs Wilson, Rhonda Huff McCann, Highland County Ducks Unlimited, Chamblin Furniture, Holsinger Monument, Villa Georgetown- Justine Kremin, Cincinnati Bengals, Live-Laugh Photography- Emmy Lee Jenkins, Sandy Westrich, Sarah Smith, West Union Flower Shop- Brent & Mary Harper, Tina Morris & Family, Terry’s Pizza, D.B. Yummers Bbq Sauce, Nick & Sharon Bear, Classic Massage- Maureen Adray, Roush Racing- Jack & Blaine Roush, Stagnero Distributing, Edgington Funeral Homes- Craig Edgington, Buckeye Getaways, Andy & Nicole Crum, Tree Health Professionals, Eric Kropf, Lauren’s Design, The Edenfield Crew, Stevens Family, Tyler Palmer, Brian Reid, Cory Myers, Grant Edenfield, Bill Pegan, Charlie Palmer, Whitetail Unlimited, Randy Dyer/ Trucking Fed, Roberts Trucking-Randy Roberts, Marc Ruble, Don Ruble, Tim Parry, Scott Lewis, Miller Carpentry, Jeremiah Ogden, Mark Guetta, Jeff Burnett & Amy St Clair Nartker, Andre & Sarah Flint, Bear Mechanical- Tony Bear, Jukebox Kennels, Chuck Gaietto, Judy Gaietto, Mark Gaietto, Ron Smith, Honda Of Rarden, Carraher Ag, Five Points Implement, Heyob Farms, West Farms, Trupoint, Carr Farms, Baxla Tractor, Chuck Wait Tire, Tammy Hauke, Doug Hauke, Kim Hauke, Susan Hauke, Jamie Hauke, Ted Downing, Tina Bell, Trisha Hauke, Patrick Schneider, Brant & Amanda Miller, Tracy Shaw, Adrian Scott, Kristen Roberts, Scott Parsons, Eddy Barber, Heath Edenfield, Edenfield Computer Services LLC, Jeff & Marie Richmond.
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