Posted on 2/2/14
support military family 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/9/13) - On Saturday, April 6, Sgt. Michael Cable, who was killed in Afghanistan last week, was laid to rest during a funeral that numbered hundreds of participants in attendance to show their support of the soldier and his family. Across town from the funeral home, many local businesses came together at a fundraiser hosted by local bar and grill Pan Head Fred's.

An estimated 2,500 people came to Pan Head Fred's throughout the day to eat BBQ, participate in the silent auction, and ride in the poker run coordinated by Pan Head Fred's. On Monday, the manager of Pan Head Fred's, Lisa Schwoeppe, told SurfKY News that $3,143 was raised by the poker run and silent auction. The funds will be given directly to the Cable family.

Attendees at the fundraiser said that they came out Saturday simply to show support to the Cable family.

"We just want that young man's family to know that our community cares about them and that we appreciate what he did," said Pan Head Fred's owner Fred Embry.

More than 800 bikers attended and many rode in the poker run, which had stops run by such local businesses as Show-MEs and the Boiler Room.

Other area businesses such as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Budweiser, and McGrady's Bar and Grill also provided food, drinks, and merchandise for the silent auction.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Dunkerson Named Student of the Month

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/15) — Madisonville Community College is pleased to announce the selection of Anna E. Dunkerson… Read More

Salvation Army Rings in Official Christmas Shopping Season

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/27/15) — The 2015 Annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing kick-off took place at Madisonville Wal-Mart… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 10077

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8799

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7667

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4693

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3326

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15958

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14504

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 26, 2015 2687

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 2450

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 2434

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1746

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 1279

First United Bancorp Set to Purchase Town &…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 960

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 947

Hooked on Science - Pinecone Hygrometer

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 826

Farm City Breakfast Recognizes Importance of…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 699

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News