Logan’s Heroes turn out in force at AMVETS benefit

LAKE COUNTY — The jam-packed parking lot said it all, Baldwin residents showed up in droves to demonstrate their support in the fight against cystic fibrosis at last weekend’s “Logan’s Heroes” benefit, which was held on Saturday evening at AMVETS Post No. 1988 on West 24th Street north of town.

The Fourth Annual gala takes its name from young Logan Dagen, whose grandparents were instrumental in organizing the drive to cure this disease. About 30,000 Americans currently suffer from the syndrome, considered one of the most common chronic lung disorders that effect children in this country.

In addition to the pulled-pork barbeque/chicken sandwich dinner (catered by Debbie’s Sportsman’s Lounge), participants at the fundraiser were treated to a 50-50 raffle, a silent auction and a chance to take home a beautiful stainless steel gas grill, which was donated by Baldwin’s Ace Hardware. Other contributions came from Ted Nugent, the Detroit Lions and Tigers, the Red Wings, the Green Bay Packers and other generous individuals.

On hand were a number of “Logan’s Heroes” volunteers — all attired in snazzy-looking matching T-shirts, who helped to pass out food and collect tickets for the drawings. They all agreed the “everybody is having a wonderful time — and this is a truly great cause!”

Meanwhile, Jennifer Clary, who is Logan’s mother, reports that the youngster is “doing fine” — which seemed evident to everybody who saw the lively four year old romping around. Adorable Logan, the evening’s celebrity, appeared to be bursting with energy as he played with the other kids at “his” party.

For more information about cystic fibrosis, or to make a contribution to the cause, log on to the official website at www.logansheroes.net.