On Saturday night, there was an outpouring of love and generosity in Adairville for one of their own.
Over $19,000 was raised in a benefit to help with medical bills for Nannette Starks King, who is currently battling cancer.
Donna Blake, the mayor elect in Adairville who helped put the benefit together was blown away by the amount of people that came out and how much money they gave to support King.
“It was the most overwhelming thing I’ve ever been a part of,” Blake said.”People just kept coming and coming. I’d say there was probably 500 people that showed up with some of them just coming and going. My heart overflowed with how many people showed up and how generous they were.
Over the years, King has served on the Adairville City Council and in various roles at the Red River Fish and Game Club. She is currently the president of the Adairville/South Logan Chamber of Commerce and also works as the city’s sexton.
The benefit was held at the Red River Fish and Game Club.
“The love and feeling that was in that building was phenomenal,” Blake said. “Everyone that was there was to help. It was almost like a revival with the feeling of love that was in that place.”
Over $4,000 was raised in food sales alone and the auction raised over $9,000.
King was extremely moved by the event.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and generosity shown to me Saturday night,” she said. “I pray the Lord will let me live long enough to pay it forward. I must start by saying a huge thank you to Donna and Thurman Blake and Brenda and Wayne Stratton for organizing the benefit and for working so hard to make it the success it was. Thank you to everyone who helped cook and serve all the food and there was a lot of food served!
“Thank you to Bobby Blackford and Jimmy Tyler and the officers and board members (and their wives) of Red River Fish & Game for making the auction such a success. Thank you to Clay Bilyeu and Tim and their wives for the always great entertainment. Thank you to everyone who donated auction items especially all the ladies that baked so many delicious goodies. Thank you to the corn hole organizers and participants and thank you to everyone who attended. There was an air of love and fellowship in those club house buildings Saturday night of which I’ve never experienced before and may never again….so encouraging and uplifting. Thank you…everyone…so much. God continues to bless me in unimaginable ways!”