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Benefit will feature food, live music and auction

Sunday, March 20, 2011

SIKESTON -- Julie Heppe is one of the first people to volunteer to help others.

"She donates to everybody and is constantly trying to help people," said her sister, Michell Anglemeyer. "She will go anywhere and does anything, anytime anybody asks her to."

And now that Heppe, who has stage 4 breast cancer, has been in the hospital for about a month with pneumonia, her family and friends are working together to host a benefit to help pay for Heppe's medical bills, and the loss of income for the self-employed photographer.

"We wanted to give something back to Julie, (her husband) Dewey and (her daughter) Rebecca," said friend Amy Evans, who is helping to coordinate the event.

A benefit fish fry, auction and concert are planned for Friday at the National Guard Armory in Sikeston. There will be a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m.; an auction from 6 to 8 p.m., and a concert from 8 to 10 p.m.

Tickets, which are encouraged to be purchased in advance, are $30 for adults, $10 for ages 6 to 12, and those 5 and under are admitted for free. They may be purchased by calling Heppe's Portrait Studio in Charleston, 683-3686, or at DJ's Shoes and Things, Feeders Supply, Susie's Bake Shoppe, Personal Expressions, or DeWitt Embroidery, all in Sikeston.

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