Fundraisers planned for Dance family

The Broesky family lost everything when their home, owned by Todd McLean, burned down Friday in Dance Township.
Neither Harvey Broesky, his wife, Jen, nor their eight-year-old son, Carson, were home at the time of the fire. But while no one was hurt, the family has been left with nothing.
As such, family, friends, and their community are quickly rallying to lend the family a helping hand, with a series of fundraisers planned over the next two weeks.
The first is a come-and-go “family shower” slated for this Friday (Oct. 14) from 6-8 p.m. at Crossroads School, during which the public is welcome to drop by and make donations of cash, clothing, or household items.
As well, Jen Broesky is expected to set up “registration tables” at Canadian Tire and Wal-Mart in Fort Frances by the weekend. These tables will display household items—available at the respective stores—that her family needs.
The public then can purchase those specific items and donate them to the family.
A box for cash donations also has been set up at Dev-Lynne’s in Devlin.
On Sunday, Oct. 23, a benefit luncheon is slated from 1-3 p.m. at the Ukrainian Hall in Fort Frances. Donations also will be accepted at this time.
Then at 5 p.m. on that day, a benefit supper is planned at the Dance Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged six-12, and free for children five and under.
All proceeds will go to the Broesky family.
The family, who currently is staying with the Gary and Laurie Durbin family, is in the process of looking for a new home to occupy immediately. But they still need towels, blankets, bedding, furniture, appliances, and especially clothing.
Harvey Broesky wears medium-large shirts, pants with a 33”-34” waist and 32” inseam, and size 9 shoes.
His wife wears a size 14 or XL clothing and size 10 shoes while their son wears size 10-12 clothes, a 12-14 winter jacket, and size 6 shoes.