Annual aid party benefits Ortner family
By City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – On Nov. 26, organizers presented funds raised from the annual Fright for Life Halloween Aid party to the Brian Ortner family.
Ortner suffered injuries while working as a lineman for Solarus conducting clean up following the July 20 storms.
The Fright for Life event was started 11 years ago by Mike and Bonita Wolosek, and has since ballooned into an annual opportunity for community giving.
This year, Mike Wolosek’s union, Local 1056, donated $1,000, inviting others to match or top the donation. A total of $8,100 was received from the following unions: Local 1056 Millwrights, Local 388 Electricians, Local 434 Pipefitters, Local 4670 Solarus Linemen, Local 1147 Verso Electricians, Local 655 Verso Millwrights, Local 187 Verso Papermakers, Local 94 Verso Pulp and Sulphite, Portage County Labor Council, Wood County Labor Council, and Domtar Papermakers Nekoosa.
This year’s event raised $35,000 for the Ortners.
For more information, visit the Halloween Aid Fright for Life Facebook page.