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

e-max.it: 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

Veterans Honor Veterans

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/26/15) — Veterans Harry Luckett and Steve Wheeler paid tribute to fallen soldiers on Memorial Day… Read More

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (5/25/15) — The Damascus Road House, formerly in White Plains, re-opened on Main Street in Nortonville… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7260

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6876

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3545

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson
May 21, 2015 3283

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3107

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10715

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7511

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 3107

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1780

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1775

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1051

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 954

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 692

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 650

Deep in the Brain: Why Some Smokers Can Quit

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 620

Advice from Caregiver Offered during Brain Cancer…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 533

New State Police Cadets Report for Training

by Stu Recke
May 25, 2015 501

Wounded Warrior Returns to UK for Journalism…

by Rebecca Stratton, Jenny Wells, Blair Hoover, Elizabeth Baunach