Fundraisers are planned to help with the expenses of a diabetes alert dog for Dereck Bly.
Bly received his dog, Dayrah, in August, but still needs to raise funds to pay for the dog.
A Community Day Fund Raiser is planned for October 29 at Monical's Pizza in both Mattoon and Shelbyville. Dayrah will be at the Shelbyville location from 5-8 p.m. for a meet and greet. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sales with the coupon will be applied to the pledge. Fliers are available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HelpDereck or by calling 217-254-5034.
The second annual soup supper will be held on Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11, at 6:30 p.m. Offered will be cheddar soup and chili from Wades Meat Market. There will also be a basket raffle. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.facebook.com/HelpDereck or by calling 217-254-5034.