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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14291

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6262

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5011

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3810

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3592

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45206

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14291

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 02, 2015 14291

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6262

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 2413

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
July 03, 2015 2090

KMA Reminds Motorist of New Kentucky Red Light Law

by David Holt
July 02, 2015 1495

North Middle School Welcomes New Principal

by Julie Wischer
July 02, 2015 1292

Hanson Approves Budget on Second Reading

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 1151

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
July 02, 2015 1056

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released –…

by SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 808

Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 770

UPDATE - Suspicious Package under Investigation

by SurfKY News