The Fuller Strong Dinner and Auction brought in approximately $32,000 this year.
It was the second largest fundraiser in honor of Morgan Fuller, daughter of Jeff and Wanda Fuller, of Huntingdon, who died on January 11, 2017 from a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Held March 5 at the Carroll County Civic Center, people began arriving at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy the barbecue meal and the music provided by the 24/7 band.
Huntingdon auctioneer Chad Taylor provided his skillful chant to bring in a large amount of money from the approximately 40 donated live auction items. There were an estimated 100 or more things provided for the silent auction.
“It was more like family than it has ever been,” said Wanda. “It was like Morgan was there.”
The money raised is used for good causes.
Scholarships are provided for students. People who have family members at Vanderbilt are assisted with expenses as well as people in Carroll County.
Morgan would have been 22 years old on March 3.
The Fullers provide outdoor activities at a farm so families with a child diagnosed with cancer can go and take advantage of hunting and fishing or just relax.
There is property tax and insurance payments that have to be made. There are two cabins on the property. The Fullers stay in one while the visitors are there.
“We pay for their food and gas,” said Wanda. “They don’t pay for anything.”’
Jeff and Wanda say they are most grateful for all the community support they receive.
“We simply could not put this on if it was not for the community helping,” said Wanda.
The Fullers say they do it in Morgan’s memory.
“This is what she ask us to do,” said Wanda. “She didn’t want her desire to help others to be forgotten.”