Church groups plan supper, service to benefit accident victim and family

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Trinity Lutheran Church and Caring and Sharing Ministries of Taneytown will sponsor a supper and ecumenical musical praise service Sunday at the church to benefit the family of Tony Dougherty.

Dougherty was partially paralyzed in an accident in October 1996. He has been using a wheelchair since then and is receiving physical therapy. He has recently been accepted into a new treatment program, but must travel for two-week periods to Idaho or Utah.

The trips for Dougherty and his wife cost $4,000 for lodging and van rental. The treatment costs $7,500 and is not covered by insurance.

Sunday's program will start at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich supper and bake sale. The service at 7 p.m. will feature choirs, soloists and musicians from various Taneytown congregations.

Pizza kits are being sold as a fund-raiser and can be ordered Sunday. Checks should be made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and designated for the Dougherty fund.

The church is at 38 W. Baltimore St. Information: 410-751-1203.

Pub Date: 3/11/99

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