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2011 Madison Regatta Update

Madison Regatta Inc.
raises money for accident victims

Staff Report

(August 2011) – A fundraising event organized by Madison Regatta Inc. on July 30 attracted 475 people and raised $13,000 for injured victims of the Safety and Rescue team who were hurt July 3 during a Madison Regatta heat race, Regatta officials said.
The fundraiser was held at the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Station and featured several bands playing throughout the evening. Proceeds will be used to help Safety and Rescue team members Chris Cutshall, 31, of Madison, Angela Greenwell, 34 of Louisville and Michael Brand, 46, of Cincinnati. Both Angela Greenwell and Michael Brand attended the event. Cutshall was unable to attend and remains under medical care in Louisville.
Local area musicians, The Jimmy Davis Band, Chuck Barnes, Mathew Barringer, Power Plant, Shock Treatment, Deezel, and Rubber Revolver, provided non-stop music entertainment at the fundraising event. Money was raised through admission sales and throughout the night auction items were up for bid, all donated by individuals and companies including a package of Indianapolis Colts opening day tickets provided by Forrest Lucas. A raffle was also held during the evening for an impressive list of items donated specifically to provide additional proceeds.
“I cannot not more pleased with the community’s response,” said Regatta President Crystal McHargue. “I want to thank each and every person who donated items, made cash donations,  provided services, volunteered, and attended our event. Given the economy, it simply proves that when our community is asked to step up, they do so in a big way because they care for and help those in need.”
A fund for the victims has been established at Main Source Bank.
Donations can still be made to the Rescue and Recovery Relief Fund at Main Source Bank or mailed to Madison Regatta Inc., P.O. Box 341, Madison, IN, 47250.

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