Community Raises Funds for Senior


Photo courtesy of Stacie Wheeler

Stan Surratt helps at the Bingo Night. “he amount of joy and happiness on our faces when we saw all the people that attended the event, was priceless” senior Emma Bethany said.

Keren Lee, Staff Writer

The Lindale Community raised $83 thousand dollars for injured senior cheerleader Hannah Evans over  from the Bingo Night fundraiser. Over 700 people attended the event at Pickers Pavilion.
“The Bingo Night was a huge success,” cheer coach Stachie Wheeler said. “We cannot wait to see how this will bless the Evan’s family.”
Evans was in a ski accident over spring break. In order to help the family with medical bills, the community came together to help raise money.
“We want Hannah to know she is not alone, and that she is supported by her community and LHS Cheer,” Wheeler said. “We believe in her and we will keep cheering for her until she is walking again.”
The Bingo night consisted of silent auctions, live auctions, and door prizes. The goal was to reach $50 thousand dollars and they were able to surpass that.
“The fundraiser was so amazing, and I enjoyed seeing the community of Lindale come together in such a large way to give back to a student and family in need,” junior cheerleader Burkelyn Allen said.
Hannah is still in recovery. She will continue her rehab therapy in the hospital for an undetermined time.
“This goal was not only to raise money for Hannah and Hannah’s family, but also to show Hannah the support she has behind her and the dedication we possess to providing her with any means necessary to bring her home happy and healthy,” senior cheerleader Sadie Akin said.