A committee has been formed to host a 210 Memorial Benefit to honor and benefit the families of Adam Wooten, Kyler Milller and Ethan Powers. These three young men were lost in a fatal car crash on Valentines Day. The accident happened on County Road 210 in Jackson County. Wooten attended Navajoe High School, and Miller and Powers were Altus High School students.
Committee members are Misty Reuter, Brian Bush, Jason Herring, Roy and Rhonda Moreau, Kyle Davis, Freddie Perez, Robert Johnston, Debbie Davis, Kari Pryor and Steph Wall.
The 210 Memorial Benefit will be held Sunday, March 6 at noon at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. The dinner will consist of barbecue brisket sandwich plates, and the cost will be by donation. Their will be a concert featuring That Bluegrass Band of Duncan, From the Heartland of Moore, Hanks and Company of Seymour, Texas, and the Wichita Mountain Bluegrass Band of Altus. There will also be special appearances by the Altus High School Choir and the Navajoe School Choir. Other activities include a live auction by auctioneer Jason Herring, and a car bash hosted by the Altus Fire and Rescue Team. A balloon release in memory of the three students will be held at 4 p.m. for all to participate in.
“The committee feels compassionate for the families and their needs after the tragedy,” said committee member Freddy Perez. Roy and Rhonda Moreau echoed that anytime we can help our brothers and sisters in need we do, “We help financially, but most importantly spiritually.” The committee agreed the days ahead will be extremely difficult for the families, and the community’s support is needed.
Many businesses have already donated items for the event. They include Quartz Mountain Meats, Richard Gonzales of Frito-Lay, Stacie Kylie of Friendship Inn, Patty Light of Benny’s, Scot Simco of Val’s, Sonic, Altus Ag Air and Black Orchid.
A “210 Memorial benefit” account has also been set up at Herring Bank if you’d like to make a donation. For questions regarding the event or to donate items, please contact Misty Reuter at 580-471-8602, Robert Johnston at 580-919-8009, or Jason Herring at 580-649-9164. All proceeds will be given equally to each boy’s family.
Committee member Herring said, “Three lives and one community – we invite everyone to show their love and support to the families of Adam, Kyle and Ethan.”
Reach Mary O. Esparza, at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077