Saint Thomas’ Episcopalian Church is holding a special charity event for victims of last year’s fire in Dubois. That fire destroyed or damaged over half a dozen downtown businesses.
“Give Your Heart to Dubois” will be held on February 14th; Valentine’s day and will feature dinner, live music and auctions for art and homemade pies. Dubois resident Cathy Traenor is on Mayor’s committee for the event, and says the charity will help some of those business owners with other expenses.
“This way St. Thomas can donate to inventory that was lost. And some people honestly couldn’t afford to have insurance, so that’s another pressing reason. There were saddles and sofas and glassware and jewelry; lovely items that were destroyed by the fire.”
Traenor’s husband Larry who is also on the committee, says the event’s goal is to raise about $100,000 for those businesses.