The family of Earnest Francis would like to acknowledge our gratitude for the help and donations for the benefit and candle light prayer vigil that was held at the New Martinsville Hydro in New Martinsville on June 4. We raised $135 for a reward and expenses of finding Earnest. It’s a start and donations are still being accepted and appreciated!
We would like to thank: The City of New Martinsville, Blooming Creations and Gifts of New Matamoras, Ohio; Bridgeport Equipment and Tool, Dollar Tree of Marietta, Ohio; Dollar General of Paden City, Dos Hermanos of Paden City, Family Dollar of St. Marys, Gram’s Candies and Sweets, Haessly Hardwood Lumber Company, J.C. Mensore, McDonald’s of New Martinsville, Oopsa Daisy of Newport, Ohio; Paden City Tasty Freez, Peking Chinese Super Buffet of New Martinsville, Poobah Band of Parkersburg, private donor in Paden City, Quinet’s Court Restaurant, Riggenbach Tile and Carpet, Shoe Sensations of New Martinsville, The Tin Ceiling, Walmart of New Martinsville, and Wayside Furniture and Appliance.
We would also like to thank the following for the coverage: Carman Harman, Magic 99.5, Suddenlink Local Channel 15, Tyler Star News, Wetzel Chronicle, Wheeling’s The Intelligencer, WTOV Channel 9, and WTRF Channel 7.
Thank you to all the family members who organized, donated, set-up, and advertised to make the benefit possible. And everyone for your prayers and support. If I have forgotten anyone I apologize and feel free to make a correction. All the donations were not dispersed in this benefit and they will be included in the next, if need be for another one. We pray the next one will be for a celebration of his homecoming! Future donations are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to Louise Francis, 101 McKinley St., Sistersville, WV 26175, or dropped off at the Dollar Tree in Marietta, Ohio, to Debbie Kesselring.