Fund-raisers for Pfc. Tom Tucker memorial

Classmates, family members and friends of Pfc. Thomas Tucker have been holding raffles and other fund-raisers with the goal of purchasing a permanent bronze memorial for Madras in honor of Tucker.
   They are working with bronze sculptor Rip Caswed and Tucker's parents to design the memorial.
   The group has had booths at Madras Saturday Market and the Jefferson County Fair and will also be at the Deschutes County Fair selling T-shirts, bracelets with Tucker's name, and raffling a blanket and gift basket containing several items including an onyx necklace valued at $270.
   Donations can also be make at any branch of U.S. Bank to the Tom Tucker Memorial Fund. For more information, call Lyndsay (Kowaleski) Hesel at 788-9154.