Former Cambria resident Henry Cooper could use help with medical expenses and some of his old friends here are hosting fundraisers to help him out.
A builder by trade, the Honorary Mayor of Cambria in 1982, is a “personality extraordinaire,” said Pat Riley, a Cambria artist. On one memorable Pinedorado Parade float, Cooper rode on a ceremonial “throne”— a toilet.
Cooper now lives in Redway in Humboldt County.
Riley, who established Pat Riley’s Hand Painted Clothing business in Cambrian in 1985, is offering three of her one-of-a-kind creations in a raffle: A denim shirt (retail value $140), a sweatshirt ($82) and an apron ($42). Winners get to pick the size, and men’s or women’s style.
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Raffle tickets are sold separately for the three items for $10, $5 and $2, respectively. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
Among other things, funds raised will help pay for gas so his wife, Kathy O’Brian, the original co-owner and founder of the Harmony Pasta Factory in Harmony, can visit him in the hospital.
Tickets will be available from noon to 4 p.m. the next two weekends, Saturday
and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, 7 and 8, in the garden at The Garden Shed, 2024 Main St.
For more information or tickets, call Riley at 550- 8066.