The 6th annual Zippy’s Crusade for Kids held at the Ole Barn Restaurant on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, raised more than $100,000 to help children through various charities and organizations.
The event was sold out with 300 people attending, according to Nan Zipadelli, co-founder of the non-for-profit fundraiser with her husband Greg Zipadelli.
The event went off without a hitch, with many compliments about the people, the food and the venue, she said.
Area families benefiting from the proceeds, included a donation of $10,000 to the Trisomy18 Foundation in the name of Owen Lee of Boonville who suffers from a Chromosome 18 disorder.
A donation of $10,000 was made to the Beal Family of Otter Lake whose five year-old son Brandon recently underwent his third open-heart surgery.
Of that amount, $5,000 went to the Children of Health Columbia Hospital and $5,000 for family expenses.
A donation of $10,000 was made in the name of six-year-old Jacob Hancock of Sherrill who suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Of that amount, $5,000 went to the Keys Program and $5,000 was for family expenses. Continue reading