Cajun dinner benefits injured local
EAGLE – A benefit to help Eagle Valley High School graduate Patrick Kohl with medical bills is Saturday evening at the Eagle County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Kohl, the son of Janet and Tom Kohl, suffered a serious brain injury when he fell down a steep flight of stairs in Boulder on Dec. 4.
Patrick has been recovering since coming out of a drug-induced coma. On Christmas morning, he started walking. He also is talking with friends and family members, and watching football games on televisions, though he is disoriented at times.Because Patrick did not have insurance at the time of his accident, community members are trying to help pay medical bills.Dinner at the fundraiser will be a “Cajun boil” a type of jambalaya, which will be served from 6-8:30 p.m. Local bands New Shoes, The Bluegrace Mountain Band and Jazzoopah will perform. There will also be a silent auction.
Tickets will be $25 for adults, and $10 for children ages 12 and under, and may be purchased at the Kuttin Corner in Eagle or the Columbine Market in Gypsum. Tickets will also be available at the fundraiser.The Vail Valley Charitable Fund will be handling the bank account for the Kohl Fundraiser. Tax deductible donations may be made payable to the VVCF P.O. Box 1275, Avon, Colo. 81620. Write “Patrick Kohl” in the memo space.
Donations may also be directed to Alpine Bank in Gypsum, P.O. Box 4100, Gypsum, Colo. 81637; or to Wells Fargo Bank in Eagle.Vail, Colorado