Renowned regional chef Tom Clark recently was diagnosed with cancer, and he and his wife Susan will receive a helping hand Oct. 14 when River Bay Premier Camping Resort holds a day-long fundraiser to benefit Clark and his wife Susan.

The event begins at 1 p.m. and will feature a barbecue contest, silent and live auctions and a raffle, and all proceeds will go to the Clarks.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be on hand at 2 p.m. to present Clark, a veteran, with a plaque for his years of service.

Clark is well known across the area for his skills as a chef, and he has worked in that capacity for several area restaurants including River Bay, Ho-Chunk Gaming-Wisconsin Dells, Moosejaw Pizza and Dells Brewing Company and the Cambrian Lodge.

River Bay Premier Camping Resort is located at W1147 River Bay Road in Lyndon Station. For more information regarding the benefit for the Clarks or to make a donation, call 608-253-2267. 

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