Benefit planned for Pemberville man PDF Print E-mail
Written by JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:57
The name Jimmy Bockbrader is a familiar one in the Pemberville community. He has been a fixture at Fork's Restaurant for decades, is involved in local organizations and is well-known in dart ball, golf and billiards circles.
As many would agree, Bockbrader has given a lot to the community.
On March 23, the community plans to give back to Bockbrader, who has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
Organizers are planning a benefit for him at the American Legion Hall in Pemberville from 8 p.m. to midnight on March 23. The event will feature live music from a familiar band, Sound of Sorgenbrecher. There will also be food, drinks, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
"It's our way to show Jimmy we, as a community, support him," said Bill Kuhlman, one of the event's organizers.
The event is being put on by the American Legion Post 183 Calf Club and Sons of the American Legion Post 183.
Bockbrader, who has worked at Fork's for years, was described by Roger Sergent, another event organizer, as "the type of guy who knows your name when you walk in."
"We just felt we should show him support," Sergent said.
The headline of the event will be the performance by Sound of Sorgenbrecher, a Detroit-based band that has performed at the legion several times.
"When the band first started, they played a lot of polka music. But, as polka faded out, they have expanded into music from the 70s, 80s, country and they will even have some square-dance music," Sergent said. "They will pretty much play whatever you like."
Proceeds from the event will go toward Bockbrader's living expenses and other costs associated with his medical care.
Tickets for the event are $20. They can be purchased from the American Legion, daily from 9 a.m. to noon. The ticket includes music, food, snacks as well as beer, wine and soda.
Businesses and individuals can also make monetary donations to the benefit. For more information, contact Kuhlman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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