Marvin Browning appreciation day raises $14,623.66
It was an emotional time for Marvin Browning of Caraway as he entered the Riverside gymnasium in Caraway to a standing ovation from hundreds of people attending the Marvin Browning Appreciation Day on Saturday evening.
Browning and his wife, Denise, were guests of honor for a country/gospel singing, silent auction, and drawing.
Mr. Browning, long-time resident of Caraway and co-owner of Marvin and Jimmy's Heating and Air, has been undergoing major medical problems for several months.
"Marvin has always been there for so many people and we are glad to be here for him tonight," emcee Bill Davenport said. "I have never heard anyone say a bad word about Marvin or Marvin say a bad word about anyone else."
Davenport thanked everyone who helped make the benefit possible.
Special guest singers included Hath Wallace and Nick Hook; the Brownings son, Scotty, Ashton Raney, a talented Riverside junior high student; gospel quartets Heavenbound and Heartfelt.
A drawing was held for a muzzle loader. It was won by Carson Bell.
A silent auction offered over 50 items to bid on. All of the proceeds from the silent auction and concession also went to the Browning family.
No admission was charged, but a love offering was received.
The event raised $14,623.66.
"We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts," Mrs. Browning said. "There are no words to let you know what this means to us."