Eagles club plans benefit for family that lost home in fire

       Westsiders Mark and Michelle Humphrey and their two sons lived in Black Forest just long enough to have their house destroyed in the June fire.
       Now they're back on the Westside, living in a rental, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2150 S. 21st St., is trying to help them with their costs. A benefit event Sunday, Aug. 18 will include live music and a full-course dinner and dessert. Activities will start at noon.
       The cost is $8, with meals served from 2 to 6 p.m. Attendees can also buy $1 drafts; participate in silent auctions (a John Elway Bronco jersey will be one of the items), bingo and raffles; and play pool at no charge.
       Upside Your Head will be the lead-off band, starting at noon. Next up will be Rhonda Lee & the Renegades at 2:30 p.m.
       A karaoke contest, hosted by Juke Box Karaoke, will start at 5 p.m.
       In a press release, Rebecca Armenta of the Eagles club says anyone is welcome to attend. “Come on down and help out a good cause just by having some fun! We'll see you there!”
       According to Armenta, Mark and Michelle lost their home on the Westside due to a bad mortgage and moved just over a year ago to Black Forest. “They made their home on some land that had been in Mark's family for a couple of generations,” her press release states. “On the first day of the fire, they lost everything. Since then, they have moved back to the Westside, first staying with family, then in a borrowed RV. They have finally found a rental to make their home in.”

From a press release