A benefit for Crowley-Barnum American Legion Post No. 25 Commander Rich Monahan will get under way at 1 p.m. Saturday (today) at the Legion on West Main Street in Mohawk.
Monahan is being treated for pancreatic cancer, according to his son, Brian, who is helping to organize the benefit.
Brian Monahan said his father completed his first round of treatments a couple of weeks ago and is doing well. Doctors will determine later this month if more chemotherapy treatments are needed.
Saturday’s benefit will take place inside the Legion and outside in the back parking lot, where the Ilion band shell will be set up. Additional parking will be available at Jarvis Middle School.
“There will be a Chinese auction, we’ve got six or seven bands playing and there will be a chicken barbecue,” said Brian Monahan.
A bounce house will be set up for children and there will be a 50/50 raffle as well as raffles for several big-ticket items, including a Remington rifle, a 1973 vintage snowmobile, wheelbarrow of cheer, a trip to Las Vegas, a golf package with a set of Titleist irons and a golf bag, antique coins and Adirondack art.
Admission is $15. Children 5 years of age and younger will be admitted free of charge.
Family and friends are organizing the event and American Legion members and Sons of the American Legion will assist.