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Community events will benefit Dylan Moore
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Area residents soon will have several ways of chipping in to assist Dylan Moore, the Richmond Hill 9-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia late last year.

Rod Miller, a friend of the Moore family, said Monday that Dylan tires easily but is “holding his own.” Miller, of Richmond Hill, said the family is not certain whether Dylan will need a bone marrow transplant.

Here are a few upcoming events that are planned to help pay for Dylan’s medical expenses:

• From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, members of the Richmond Hill High School National Honor Society plan to host a garage-sale fundraiser at the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St.

Sale items “are all donations and mostly clothing and household items so far,” Society’s advisor Gregory Campbell said Monday. “We gladly accept donations from the community.”

For more information, contact Campbell at

• From Saturday until June 11, the Energy Oasis Health Club and Day Spa, 111 Market St., will sponsor a 90-day “Community Weight Loss Challenge.” The male and female contestants who lose the most body fat, weight and inches during the challenge will split the “Winner’s Pot” of entry money, minus 10 percent of the total, which will be donated to the Moore family.

That event starts at 1 p.m. Saturday with a kick-off party at the club in Richmond Hill. The challenge’s entry fee is $10, and during the competition, participants will be charged $1 for each weekly weigh-in at the club. People do not have to join the gym in order to participate in the challenge, Energy Oasis owner Kathy Ackerman said.

The registration deadline is March 15. For more information, call 756-5865.

• Country singer Branan Logan plans to perform April 16 at the amphitheater in J.F. Gregory Park. While details are being finalized, admission to the concert will be free and donations will be accepted for Dylan, Richmond Hill City Manager Mike Melton recently told the City Council.

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