Benton benefit set Nov. 22-23

Published 9:03 am Monday, October 28, 2013

AHOSKIE – A fundraiser is scheduled to support Ahoskie Police Lt. Adam Benton.

Benton, a ranking officer within the APD’s Patrol Division, has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

In order to help offset the staggering medical costs typically associated with ALS patients, friends and colleagues of Benton will stage a steamed oyster and shrimp roast on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23. The event will take place nightly from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mixed Grill, located just south of Ahoskie on US 13 across from A.T. Byrum & Sons (the old Ahoskie Lions Club Building).

Tickets are $50 per person for an all-you-can-eat meal, to include beverages. Those tickets are only available in advance. To purchase a ticket, call 252-325-0690 and specify which night you plan to attend.

There are a limited number of tickets available (150 per night).

All proceeds will benefit Benton in his ongoing medical treatments and medication.

Benton is a 1992 graduate of Basic Law Enforcement Training. He previously worked with the Kill Devil Hills and Murfreesboro Police departments, and the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office prior to joining the Ahoskie Police Department.