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Joan Listen Fundraiser
The Old Feed Store
Cobden, IL
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Joan Listen Fundraiser
Joan Listen, Carbondale and former Cobden resident has advanced MS and needs a high-tech van to accommodate her electric wheelchair and adjust for her abilities. Let's show our Southern Illinois spirit, have a blast and join together to make this a reality!!

Where: The Old Feedstore, 11 N. Appleknocker St., Cobden 62920.

When: Sunday, Nov. 24th, 2013 from 2-5 pm

Cost: $10 at the door that includes all the chili and dessert you can eat plus entertainment plus a worthy investment.

Music: Provided by The Free Range Chicks (Women's jazz a cappella quartet); and Loose Gravel (eclectic blues and boogie-based americana).

Silent Auction: There will also be a silent auction of art, antiques and other great finds and bargains!

Food: All you can eat chili, hot drinks and desserts.

Goal: During the planning of this fundraiser, Joan secured a short-term emergency loan to cover the down payment of the high-tech van. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise $5000 to help her re-pay the short-term loan.

How can you get involved: Contact committee members below with ideas and contributions:

- Silent Auction: Pat York ( or phone (618-697-4414); Yo Presley ( or 618-457-0458 (voice); Kelly Hessian ( or 618-534-6267 (voice/text).

- Food committee: Nick Raino at 618-967-9755 (voice/text) and Jane White ( or 618-534-8675 (voice/text)

- Send a donation: Donations can be made that day, or you can make out a check to "Friends of Joan" and mail to: c/o Linda Ober, 435 Bluebird Lane, Cobden, IL 62920. Full-of-life Joan Listen lives with multiple sclerosis and is at the stage where she is in her electric wheelchair almost exclusively. A specialized van is required to get to appointments, shop for groceries, visit her mom in assisted living, to swim (her only form of accessible exercise), and for a quality of life outside of her home. The specialized van she recently found and purchased with the downpayment from an emergency loan was result of a year-long search. The next step will be a $3000+ retro-fit for her to drive - she is looking for a grant for this. Joan has the most positive attitude and lives her life contributing what she can to her family, friends and community. She volunteers to read for the sight-impaired in southern Illinois, she smiles incessantly, and is involved with local and national MS functions and other good causes. Let's keep her healthy and active by helping her out with the cost of this van so she can continue to inspire all of us in Southern Illinois!



The Old Feed Store (View)
111 N. Appleknocker
Cobden, IL 62920
United States


Music > Americana
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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