Hundreds family members and friends attended a benefit held recently at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville for Ashley Frederick, 18, a former Coaldale teen who is suffering from a severe stomach disease.

The benefit included a "corn hole" beanbag tournament, basket auction, live music from Steve Ney the DJ Guy, as well as other food and fundraising activities. The event organizers, called The Gutsy Gang, stressed their appreciation to all who supported the event.