TUSCARAWAS -- A benefit is planned for John Hursey on Feb. 20 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Tuscarawas VFW, 421 W. Main St., Tuscarawas.

Tickets are $10 each.

The benefit includes half a chicken, side of rigatoni, salad and dessert. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Carry-out will be available.

Hursey has been diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer and will be incurring many expenses associated with treatment.

He has been a lifelong resident of the community and a graduate of Indian Valley South High School. He began working in his parents store in the Village of Port Washington before becoming the o1wner of Hursey's General Store and most recently the owner of The Canal House Bar and restaurant in the Village of Tuscarawas.

Contact Holly Ryan at 330-987-9517 for information.