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Forsythe Snowball Kickball Raises $41,000 For Local Families

Carrie and Vince Forsythe (left and right) take a moment to get a picture with the Millie Brunsgaard family.


The numbers are truly mind boggling. Primarily made up of local donations and small business support, the Annual Snowball Kickball fund-raiser hosted by Vince and Carrie Forsythe of St. Petersburg is a true testament of helping those in need.

The annual event raised $41,000 for three local families and the Clarion County Shriners will get $10,000.

The $41,000 raised although $4,000 short of last years record setting numbers, has pushed the fourteen year fund-raising efforts to just south of $300,000 at $291,000. The money has helped over thirty-three individuals who have suffered through some major afflictions.

The 14th annual event raised money for Zane Morgan, Julian Pennington and Millie Brunsgaard families.

For the Forsythes who host the event our of their garage, begin preparing months before gathering shirt sponsors and items for the event.

This years Chinese Auction featured 117 items. Some of the regular raffle items this year included a $1,000; Walleye Charter, Yeti Cooler, Blackstone Grill package, handmade quilt, guns etc.

The live auction this year featured thirty items including a getaway package to Florida. The live auction generated $15,000 alone. Over the last three years the live auction has raised $53,000 thanks to the efforts of Jack Buzard who donates his time as the auctioneer.

Carrie and Vince Forsythe with the

Julian Pennington Family.


The Forsythes thank all the people over the past 14 years who have helped make this event bigger and better each year. Special thanks this year to Matt and Monica Hepler, Cullen McNany, Nancy Hindman, The Beer Garden, Parker VFW, Cullen McNany, James Lee, Seth Clark, Erik Dehner, Pines, Inn, Darryl and Nadine, Otto’s Tavern, Dave Staab of the Progress News and Wade Salusky.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who help throughout the process and the day of the event.

It is such a blessing to be able to help out families in need and the Clarion County Shriners. On behalf of our family we want to say, "thanks to all who helped again this year and God Bless.“

Guest Auctioneer Jack Buzard

with the Forsythe’s


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