NEW RUSSIA TWP. — There’ll be a benefit dinner from 11 to 6 p.m. Monday to help longtime Lorain County Sheriff’s Deputy William Curtis Jr., who has been off work since early September while battling cancer.
The dinner, at the New Russia Township Hall, 46268 Butternut Ridge Road, just west of state Route 58, will cost $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.
There’ll be three bands on hand to perform, a performance by a group of Jack Russell terriers, and the LifeFlight helicopter crew will be hand for demonstrations on what they do.
For those who cannot attend but want to help, contributions may be made through any National City Bank or mailed in care of the benefit for William Curtis Jr., National City Bank 24 E. Main St., New London, 44851.
Curtis, 46, of New London, has a wife, Tina, and four children. He was diagnosed with cancer shortly before the Lorain County Fair — he worked it anyway, as he always does — and underwent surgery shortly thereafter.
He’s hoping to get back to work after the first of the year, said his father, William Curtis Sr. of Chatham Township, a former Elyria police officer.