SILVER SPRINGS — A chicken barbecue and cornhole tournament are among the events featured at a benefit for Victor Ezequiel.

Ezequeil was diagnosed with leukemia and is currently recovering from a successful bone marrow transplant.

Activities begin at 11 a.m. Saturday on Perry Avenue near Meadowview.

The chicken barbecue features Decisions Catering and includes baked beans, salt potatoes, a roll with butter and a cookie. Serving begins at 11 a.m. and continues until gone.

A Chinese auction and baked food sale is planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the same location.

A cornhole tournament is also scheduled. Entry is $20 per team. To enter, send an email to

Ezequeil was taken in as a young boy by Wyoming County residents Mark and Pam Slawson, who raised him and provided all that he needed to thrive and grow according to event organizers.

Years of treatment has left the family with many medical bills.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the benefit will go to help the family’s need, organizers said.

The benefit is sponsored by Letchworth New Life Fellowship and the Silver Springs Fire Department. For more information, call (585) 689-0186.

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