DALLAS -- When someone in Dallas needs help, the whole community gets involved. In this spirit, local individuals and businesses have come to the aid of Pat Lewis.
Lewis, former owner of Dallas Muffler, needs a heart transplant to survive. He had his first heart surgery at age 27 and his health has gradually declined since then.
To help with the tremendous cost of such a transplant, the Pat Lewis Heart Transplant Fund will hold a silent auction to raise money. The auction will take place from 12 to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at the First Christian Church in Dallas.
Transplant fund Chair Conni Anderson seeks donations from the community for the auction. Items to donate include gift certificates, gift baskets, new items or anything that can be auctioned.
Dairy Queen in Dallas will donate 30 percent of its profits from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The Dallas Arctic Circle will also donate 30 percent of its profits from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 27.
To donate items for the auction, call Conni Anderson at 623-9613. Cash contributions should be made through the law office of Chris Lilligard in Dallas, 236 SW Mill Street. Make checks payable to Chris Lilligard Trust Account with a note reading "Pat Lewis Heart Transplant Fund," in the check's memo line.