MILTON-FREEWATER - Organizers are calling it "Ron's Ice Cream Potluck Fundraiser."
Ron Richwine, dean of students at Ferndale Elementary School in Milton-Freewater, was recently diagnosed with cancer. He and his family will be traveling to Portland for treatment over the next year.
Noting the diagnosis with an ice cream social gives people a chance to come together to raise money for medical and transportation costs not covered by health insurance, said organizer Emily Childers. "Why? Because we love Ron Richwine."
Richwine has been a longtime educator in the Milton-Freewater Public School District, starting as a teacher and moving into an administrative role three years ago.
The event will be Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m., at Ferndale School, 53445 W. Ferndale Road. Childers and others are asking for donations of ice cream, toppings and money for the family, she said.
For more information, call First Community Church in Milton-Freewater at 541-203-0320.