FREWSBURG - Few things are more trying for parents than having a premature baby who requires the utmost attention and care.
Such is the case for Calvin Ray McAdoo Jr. and Ashley Marie Robbins, whose newborn son, Charles Arthur McAdoo, was born premature on Nov. 5, weighing only 2 pounds and 15 ounces.
Charles was transported immediately after his birth to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Hamot Women and Children's Hospital in Erie, Pa, where he is expected to be released on Jan. 21, 2014.
Calvin Ray McAdoo Jr. and Ashley Marie Robbins are pictured at right. The couple will be traveling to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., from now until Jan. 21, 2014, when their premature baby, Charles Arthur McAdoo, pictured above, will be released.
Since Calvin and Ashley are both Frewsburg residents and are forced to make a 110-mile round trip to see their son, a spaghetti dinner benefit to assist with travel expenses will be held Dec.1, at noon, in the Frewsburg Fire Department Blue Building, located on Hazzard Street.
"They've both given to the community, and now they need our help," said Cliff Marsh, Calvin's father, who referenced his son and daughter-in-law's volunteer service to the Frewsburg Fire Department. "This is all for a good cause."
The benefit will hold a Chinese raffle and provide music and entertainment.
Attendees are requested to donate $8 per ticket or $25 for four tickets. There is no charge for children under 5. Attendees can contribute in the form of money or through a donated item that can be auctioned off.
For more information, contact Cliff or Michelle Marsh at 569-4651.