Benefit held for Jackson family

The Jackson Family Corn Hole Toss Tournament was a success with all proceeds going to the family. The teams competed in the street and the weather was perfect. Pictured is Laenda, with mask, surrounded by daughters Codi, Adeline and Emma. Photo by Margaret Thomsen

The Garwin community came together with a Corn Hole Toss Tournament benefit for Laenda Jackson and her three daughters. Laenda has recently been diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer.

She is a very strong person and has fought cancer previously. This time she has three daughters to fight for. Emma will be a senior at GMG; Codi will be a freshman at GMG and Adeline will begin sixth grade in the fall.

Organizers of the event were Tammie and Chad Anderson and the Garwin Bull had food available for the attendees. Tammie stated, “We had a good turnout. We had 12 teams competing, even one from Minnesota.”

She went on to add, “Each year we sponsor an organization or someone in the Garwin area with all proceeds going to them. Support for this has been wonderful and we want to thank the businesses for their time and support. And thank you to all who donated in the raffle – we had lots of stuff!”

There were an untold number of volunteers who helped. They sold tickets, promoted the raffle stand, sold food and manned the Corn Hole boxes as competitors tossed away.

According to Laenda’s Mom Connie Jackson, “Laenda has completed the 9th round of 12 treatments. Then we will decide further treatment. Surgery is planned for August. She has been manager of the Goodwill Store in Toledo and had worked up to the last two weeks.”

Laenda, her friend, Travis Bortell, and the three girls live southwest of Garwin. If anyone who missed the tournament would like to contribute, they may leave the donation with Travis Anderson at Pronto.