Eagles host day-long benefit for Burnworth family

Samantha Endsley (left), a volunteer at a benefit hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 823, in Huntington, for the Bob Burnworth family, serves her son Tristan Endsley-Medina (foreground, right) eggs on Saturday, April 6. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles 823 in Huntington hosted a benefit for the Burnworth family on Saturday, April 6, at their establishment in Huntington.

In January, Londa Burnworth lost her mother, Melva Denman, followed by her husband, Bob Burnworth.

Eagles Trustee Bill Denman wanted to do something to help the family.

"We decided with them having the expense of two funerals, back-to-back, we knew they didn't have much money, so we wanted to throw a benefit for them," he says.

Saturday's benefit included an auction, baked goods available for purchase, an all-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch and performances by five bands, which all donated their time.

Denman says the public can still donate to the family.

"They can do it through the Eagles if they want," he says. "They can bring it in or they can mail it to us. Just put ‘Burnworth Benefit.'

"Everything is accepted, needed."

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Eagles at 49 W. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.