Robeline First Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser Aug. 4-5 for Abram Smith’s medical expenses. Abram is the son of Luke and Flossy “Crystal” Smith.
As many in the community know, Luke and Flossy were blessed with a little Miracle on March 13. Abram was born at 23 weeks. Although many odds and statistics weighed against this little guy, he has shown what true perseverance is and the power of prayer. He has undergone multiple extensive procedures over the past 4 months of his little life.
As many could imagine, living in Nicu can be very draining emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially, especially considering Abram has two very proud big brothers and a strong daddy that works off to provide for his family. Flossy has not left Abram’s side, traveling back and forth from Marthaville to Shreveport since birth and currently staying in Texas where Abram has undergone multiple eye surgeries to preserve his eyesight.
This family is very special and although the Smiths have only asked for prayers for their little guy, community members felt led to have a fundraiser event to help offset financial expenses they are faced with.
The event, titled “Standing on Faith, Not by Sight for Abram” will include plate lunches Aug. 4 from 10 am – 2pm at the Robeline First Baptist Church for pick up or delivery. Plates include two meats, potatoes, beans, dessert and bread.
Events Aug. 5 will include a Cornhole tournament, free-throw competition, half court three-on-three basketball tournament, 3-point and granny shot contests, Split the Pot Drawing, Silent Auction Baskets, T-shirts for Sale, raffle of a char-broil gas smoker, concessions for sale and BBQ chicken sandwich sack lunches. The Cornhole tournament begins at 8 am with a double elimination. Entry is $40 per team. The Half Court three-on-three basketball tournament will start at 8 am with a double elimination. Entry is $30 per team (any three-on-three combo).
To enter a team contact Daniel Jones at 318-581-0252. To place food orders, donate or for more information contact Brittany Procell at 318-332-5371.