There is no other way to put it except to say that John and Christine Hopson have been going through pure hell over the past couple of years as John fights his way through cancer that has caused multiple operations in the last couple of years. The medical bills continue to escalate and as a result people are doing what people around here do best. They are helping out in anyway they can.

To that point, a benefit called "Hope for Hoppy" will be held at Turner Hall in Quincy this Saturday. A bowling tournament will be going on all day long with activity beginning upstairs at Turner Hall at 5:30 featuring food, music and raffles.

George Cate will perform at 6 followed by the Pimkatz later in the evening around 9. There will be raffles as well featuring an autographed baseball by St. Louis Cardinal Catcher Yadier Molina, trips and more.

So please stop by anytime from 5:30 to 11 at Turner Hall located at 926 Hampshire in Quincy. John and Christine will appreciate your being there.