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Plate sale, auction, raffle planned to benefit firefighter

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FOUR OAKS — Residents of Johnston County’s Bentonville community are planning a Saturday benefit to help out a neighbor.

Longtime Bentonville firefighter and community leader Tim Westbrook underwent a liver transplant on July 14 and is at home recuperating.

A plate sale, auction and raffle fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday at Rudy’s Country Getaway, 2920 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, to assist the Westbrook family with medical expenses.

Barbecue pork or fried chicken plates with boiled potatoes, slaw, hush puppies and a slice of cake will be available for $10 each.

An auction will be held at 7 p.m. Items for the auction will include handcrafted items, homemade pies, cakes and goodies. Also, two books, “Promise of Better Days,” by author Cornell Cox, who grew up in Bentonville, will be a part of the auction.

The Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department, Ebenezer United Methodist Church and community members are sponsoring the fundraiser.

Raffle tickets for a chance to win a 52-inch WorldLawn Diamondback commercial zero-turn mower are being sold for $20 each. The winning ticket will be drawn during the raffle.

For more information on the fundraiser, visit To make a donation, purchase tickets or volunteer to help, call John Beasley at 919-369-2058, Tony Lee 919-915-3989 or Delmer Keen at 919-920-1089.