Donations sought for Frank Herrington benefit

For the past 30 years, Dunkirk resident Frank Herrington has been the friendly face behind the bar at the Dom Polski Club on Friday nights. On Jan. 18, two weeks after retiring from his day job as a delivery driver for Chautauqua Brick, Frank was diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer.

Friends, members and officers of Dom Polski’s are organizing an outdoor benefit on Sunday, July 17 to help their longest-serving employee. Frank has opted for a combination of alternative and conventional methods to battle arguably the toughest cancer to treat. Insurance will not cover the hefty costs of alternative medicine.

The Committee for Frank Herrington is asking for donations for the fundraiser such as gift certificates, gift baskets, monetary contributions or anything else that can help increase the success of the event. Big Board raffle items are needed as well as prizes for the Chinese auction and other raffles. By giving unselfishly, supporters can make this effort a huge success.

The event will be held from 1 to 8 p.m at the clubsite, 179 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk with live music by The Freeze, a local band, from 3 to 7 p.m. There is no admission fee. Food will be available throughout the festivities; however, no presale tickets will be sold.

The committee thanks in advance anyone contributing in any way to Frank’s benefit. All proceeds will be used to defray the costs of his medical treatment. Items can be dropped off at the Dom Polski Club during business hours. Those wishing to have their donations picked up or in need of further information are asked to call Christina Makuch (672-7972), Donna DeLong (672-9953), Joan Woods (445-8655), Cindy Crawford (868-0326) or Jean Toth (238-5267).