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Canterbury Fundraiser Set for Tornado Victim

Trainer Randy Weidner lost nearly everything in Oklahoma tornado.

May 26, 2013

Canterbury Park

The horsemen groups Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (MNHBPA), Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association (MQHRA) and Minnesota Thoroughbred Association (MTA), along with Canterbury Park, have scheduled a benefit for trainer Randy Weidner on June 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Silks Bar at Canterbury Park.

Weidner lost his entire stable in the F5 tornado that hit Celestial Acres Farm near Moore, Oklahoma last week. The trainer lost horses, tack, a truck and trailer, all of his racing equipment and all of his personal effects in the May 20 disaster.

Admission is $15 and includes dinner and entertainment. A silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a live auction at 7:30 p.m.

Auction items and volunteers are needed. Please call Rosemary Higgins 612-940-4324 or 736-389-0883 to donate items or let her know if you will be there to help.

Donations may be mailed to:
Randall Weidner Catastrophe Trust
Wells Fargo Bank
380 South Marschall Road
Shakopee, MN 55379