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Family and friends gathered together in an effort to help support the family of Jamar and Michelle White during a benefit Fish Fry and Slent Aucitn hosted by the Palmyra Jaycees on January 4.

A benefit for the family of Jamar and Michelle White was hosted by the Palmyra Jaycees and the Tri-County Jaycees on January 4 in the Sesqui Building located at Flower City Park, Palmyra. The event saw more than 300 guests showing their support to the family.

The benefit welcomed guests with a fish fry dinner, silent auction and raffles. Upon arrival, guests could pay for their meal and purchase 50/50 tickets. The evening included music by DJ Spencer Camp. Several, both young and old, were seen dancing and laughing as they raised money to help a good cause.

The dinner included fried fish, homemade potato chips, green beans, pasta salad, lemonade, tea and several homemade desserts. The food was donated by Rebel Pig, Hats and the Palmyra Jaycees.

During the event, a silent auction was held for items donated. Bidders were seen watching their items of interest, hoping to be the top bidder. Items donated included several wreaths, coolers, household items, toy tractors, insulated cups, two Palmyra helmets, a football and gift baskets filled with different assortments.

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Family of Jamar and Michelle White attend the Fish Fry Benefit on January 4. Front row: Carolyn White and Sally White. Back row: Cierra Westmoreland, Andre White and Stacey Swearingen.

As the event came to a close, the winning bidders of the silent auction were announced, followed by the drawings for the 50/50 and gun raffle. Eddie Myers, of Palmyra, was the winner of the Remington .243 Riffle, donated by the Palmyra Jaycees. The winner of the 50/50 drawing, equaling $120, was won by Zach James, of Monroe City, who donated the winnings back.

The proceeds will go to help support the White family, after Jamar was in a fatal car accident on October 19, with his wife and another couple. Michelle continues to be hospitalized due to injuries received during the accident. Together the Whites have four children. Anyone who would like to donate to support the White family during this tragic time, can make a donation at the F&M Bank in an account which has been set up for the White family.

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